Escapist Records presents a tribute to Integrity, one of the most controversial and influential bands of the '90s with twenty-one cover tracks total, including contributions from Force Of Change, Rise And Fall, Know The Score, Eye Of Judgement, Due Young, Alcatraz, Dance Floor Justice, These Days, The Phantom Pains and many more!
Arkangel were one of the new metalcore bands back then and they released some incredible songs on their EP "Prayer Upon deaf Ears". This is their third album and their GSR debut. The thing I liked about them back then was, that they delivered some plain and brutal songs packed with hatred and fast and whirling guitars. I kind of miss that on their latest effort. They still sound like Arkangel, they still have their signature aggressive sound and the songs are still pretty good but they added some more calm and epic parts. This is actually a thing that I am happy about usually, but I think Arkangel lose some of their charme and sometimes drift towards triviality and I think a lot of people who listened to them back then have moved on and may not be that easy to get with a record like this. - Heartboiled.net review
Incarnate from the Netherlands was formed in 2003 and the music could be described as a perfect blend of heavy hardcore and 90 thrashmetal. Take the intensity and power of Hatebreed, the thrashing riffs of Slayer the heaviness of Crowbar and the darkness of Integrity and you get a pretty good idea of what this dutch band is about. 10 tracks.
Eye of judgement catalyses this anger through a style of metallic hardcore comparable to hate-fuelled bands such as Integrity, All Out War and Slapshot - the sound of complete annihilation.
Eye of Judgement adheres to a vegan Straight Edge philosophy, which is obvious in our lyrics that deal with veganism, Straight Edge and our contempt of mankind. Veganism is the only morally acceptable way of living on earth in the numbers that the human population has grown to. We despise the way that humans treat animals in the exploitative industries of food and fur and we despise the lack of strength and willpower people have to change their habits. Man is not the master of the earth and we support all terrorist activities that prevent any further destruction of innocent lives as well as any other campaigns to put a halt to these crimes against living creatures.
Straight Edge our resistance. We reject the culture of self-denial and escapism. The truth is in the real world and running away from that is weakness.
LOYAL TO THE GRAVE - "Still Climbin Still Believin"
No need for introduction to this eastern powerhouse, but if your just still catchin up with the asian hardcore scene, This Japanese band plays metallic hardcore with lots of double bass parts and super heavy “chug”. Throaty vocals and driving riffs lead some to say it reminds them a bit of All Out War or Hatebreed, but without the severe tough-guy overtones. The band also features members of Japanese favorites, State Craft. Moshcore, Japan style!
The current lineup boasts members and ex-members of Terror, Fists of Fury, Sworn Vengeance, Embrace The End, and Alcatraz, First Blood brought their self-titled debut EP to the masses in 2003. In 2004, First Blood continued their assault with their split 7" EP release entitled "The Dead Man's Hand 03" with Philadelphia's own Blacklisted. In 2006, First Blood released the devastating sounds of "Killafornia" when their debut album on Trustkill Records hit the streets on May 2, 2006.
ROT IN HELL - HALLWAYS OF THE ALLWAYS (United Kingdom)
Hailing from the UK, Rot in Hell plays metallic hardcore. Not the type that your 13-year-old cousin in the girls' jeans thinks he listens to, rather the type inspired by Integrity. Not only is Rot in Hell clearly influenced by the legendary Cleveland band, but is also a member of the Holy Terror ring of bands, which is of course, headed by Integrity. That said, you should know what you’re getting here: lots of fast crunchy riffs paired with slower creepy parts and the occasional guitar solo. The vocals are a shriek-type of yell and the band is consistently dirty and fierce.
RUSHIxDx started out as a side project by members of FEUD, CHOKE COCOI and BACKFIST around 2001 but because of studies, weddings, pregnancies, other bands starting up and a hundred of other reasons (worthwhile or not), the project was put aside. Sometime this year,because of hanging out on shows all the time, we decided to give it one more shot and we played our second "first show" somewhere in Bulacan and we had a blast. It was followed up by a couple of more shows..
BRUTAL TRUTH - EVOLUTION THROUGH REVOLUTION (New York City, USA)
Legendary grindcore trailblazers BRUTAL TRUTH triumphantly return after 10 plus years with Evolution through Revolution, delivering yet another classic in the band's legacy of indispensable records. BRUTAL TRUTH nearly razes the genre they helped pioneer by setting another high water mark for grindcore to-come. The albums pure and vital hybrid of ear-shredding extremes virtually explodes out of the speakers with the urgency of the times. Simply stated, Evolution through Revolution is BRUTAL TRUTH at the height of its powers.TIME TO GRIND!!!!
CONVERGE - AXE TO FALL (Boston/Brooklyn,United States)
Axe to Fall is thE seventh studio album by Converge. The album was produced by guitarist Kurt Ballou, who previously produced Converge's Jane Doe (2001), You Fail Me (2004) and No Heroes (2006), and features artwork created by lead singer Jacob Bannon. Axe to Fall is a collaborative album, which features guest musicians from Cave In, Neurosis andThe Red Chord among others. Others hate it, others considered it as a change of phase, love it or hate it, its still "in your face" CONVERGE style!
LIVING HELL - OBLIVION 2009 (Connecticut/Boston,USA)
Forged from the ashes of various notable New England hardcore bands, Living Hell have been a ravenous force in the Connecticut/Boston hardcore scene for the last 4 years. LH fuse a sound of pestilent hardcore combined with raw metallic overtones which set the structure for their message of holy terrorism and human damnation. Having released their first full length record “The Lost and The Damned” on Revelation Records almost a year ago, Living Hell are gearing up to release their Eulogy debut in the Summer of '09
"Oblivion," Living Hell's second album, is a clear and definitive progression from their debut record, "The Lost And The Damned." Combining hardcore, punk, thrash and black metal, "Oblivion" is truly a unique and moving record. For fans of Slayer, Hatebreed and Integrity.
ANOTHER VICTIM - "A Bitter End" A Complete Discography (Syracuse, New York)
Another Victim was at the forefront of the burgeoning vegan straight-edge-oriented hardcore movement of the late '90s.Hailing from the same Syracuse, NY, hometown of genre standard bearers, friends, and supporters Earth Crisis, Another Victim's lyrics attacked drug and animal abuse, pornography, and racism as savagely as their brutal hardcore/metal-oriented music attacked listeners. The band formed in 1997 with Anderson Bradshaw on vocals, Jonathan Dennison on guitar, Jamie Coyle on drums, and bassist Ted Alexander.
THICK AS BLOOD is a very proud hardcore band from Miami, FL. Formed in '04, they started out as a seven man team but recently trimmed down their roster to five, bringing out a more focused sound.They released their debut album"Moment Of Truth" in '07, toured the states numerous times including Canada sharing stages with the likes of Madball, Terror, Bleeding Through and much more. Thick as Blood are in no way an original band; their songwriting and style of music has been done many times before.Embrace, like many other hardcore releases, is also overloaded with breakdowns around every corner. However, Embrace manages to stand out from the oversaturated crowd of albums coming out of the hardcore scene.
In the fall of 2007, five friends came together to play metallic hardcore in vein of Slayer, Ringworm, and Hatebreed: Creatures was born. The band wrote an incredible demo and played shows non-stop through out Southern California and made sure no warehouse, garage, or venue was safe from their ferocious live performance. Locals wanted more, and they got it when Creatures dropped their debut s/t 7" at Sound and Fury 2008; playing an explosive opening set that blew everyone out of the water (and some out of conciousness). Creatures made their mark on the masses. In winter of 2008, Creatures teamed up with So-Cal locals, Downpresser, to release a split for So-Cal based label, Fineprint Records, followed by a winter tour to support their efforts. Creatures' debut full length, "I, Lucifer" focuses on the band's metal roots and pushes their sound further to the limit. Face melting solos, heavy-pulvurizing riffs, and extreme speed is sure to provide something for everyone. With lyrics of depression, anger, and rage, this album is sure to keep your head banging.
Dedicated to all the people I've met and became close freinds with in the pinoy punk, hardcore, thrash, death metal, grind etc or what ever scene they are involved with, since the early 80's until now. "TAMBAY" in filipino lingo means "to hang out" or to just waste time doing nothing and listening to some of the music here while getting drunk with close freinds back in the days. This was the music we grew up with and loved and others would have died for it. No P.C. shit here dudes, just pure fun and download. If you happen to like the records, please buy the originals especially the ones from the small labels otherwise your just a godam leecher, other links are hosted elsewhere others Ive uploaded and ripped by my self. so enjoy and leave a godam message ayt? WORD! In the future I'll be uploading some newer shit that im into right now, and also some local hardcore/punk/metal releases as most of you peeps are requesting,cool.
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