Review: Stand and Fight

Stand & Fight "Self-Titled" (Bridge Nine) This is everything old school-influenced hardcore should be: short, brash songs that recall the finer chant-a-long moments of early Sick Of It All or Agnostic...

Review: Mental

Mental "Get An Oxygen Tank!" (Bridge Nine) Mental has the image down pat.  They blend the coolest elements of all underground scenes ('50s greaser art with hardcore attitude and more tattoos than...

Review: Sworn In

Sworn In "Self-Titled" (Bridge Nine) The Bridge Nine cult obviously has my number. I have yet to see or hear a bad thing from these guys. So, do I have to say this EP is in keeping with the prior...

Review: Sinners & Saints

Sinners & Saints "The Sky Is Falling" (Bridge Nine) If I told you this was a band created by founding members of Blood for Blood, the Ducky Boys and In My Eyes, I guarantee you would not believe me....

Review: Champion

Champion "Count Our Numbers" (Bridge Nine) Bridge Nine is, without a doubt, the finest hardcore revisionist label around. Every B9 release looks great, sounds great and embodies the essence of hardcore's...

Review: Striking Distance

Striking Distance "The Fuse Is Lit" (Bridge Nine) When a band from D.C. brings the noise, it makes me proud. And Striking Distance most certainly demonstrate the ability to wreck shit. Gruff hardcore with...

Review: Ramallah

Ramallah "But A Whimper" (Bridge Nine) Catchy anthem-like hardcore laced with punk speeds.  Earning their oft-dropped comparisons to Hatebreed, it's all about speeding it up just to break it down....

Review: The Distance

The Distance "Your Closest Enemies" (Bridge Nine) Time for a little hardcore courtesy of The Distance.  These guys don't go for the growling, grrr-hardcore that seems to be so prevalent these days,...

Review: Some Kind Of Hate

Some Kind Of Hate "Undisputed" (Bridge Nine) The first time I heard Slayer’s Reign In Blood, it was deliciously naughty. It felt like I was doing something wrong; that my parents would undoubtedly...