Friday, August 28, 2009
Extortion are easily one of the best bands in Australian hardcore at the moment. They play pretty straight forward hardcore with a lot of influence from powerviolence bands like Infest and Crossed Out. It's just incredibly fast and heavy stuff with brutal vocals and some pretty sick sludge parts. There's nothing particularly inventive about their music and it's so well executed that that's a very good thing. Not much more to say about them. I'm including a youtube set and a download link for the backyard show.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Converge are pretty much the best heavy band in the world. This is the first song they've released from their upcoming album (comes out in October) and it's pretty ridiculous, just as good as any of the best tracks from No Heroes. It's a pretty good quality mp3 and it's nice to hear a non-MySpace quality version of the song. Enjoy.