HAVE YOU HEARD WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THIS GENRE?
Have y'all noticed a certain upswing within the music industry, specifically in rock? I mean, even within other genres there seems to be an element of "heavy" within new artists and new releases lately. I listen to the Spotify Playlist called "Release Radar", which is a selection of songs that are about to or are recently released and this week, I was pleasantly surprised to find the sub-genre of Hardcore is making quite the appearance as of late. Now despite this playlist being created for me based upon some internet magical algorithm kind of spell, what I listen to on Spotify is pretty diverse and not completely made up of rock music. So, in the interest of this article and because I want to talk about Hardcore bands, I'm going to keep on keepin' on with Hardcore making a strong appearance in new artists coming onto the scene, mmkay?
Now, I love any style of music that makes me feel anything, no matter what genre the song comes out of. And it's only been in the last few years where I've been paying more attention to Hardcore bands like CODE ORANGE, KING 810, EMMURE, CHELSEA GRINS, SUICIDE SILENCE, AFTER THE BURIAL, UPON A BURNING BODY, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, to name a few.
What I love about Hardcore is the sound and the brutal energy that is poured into this genre by the artists that create it. There are times when I need to distract my mind from whatever is flapping around like foolish drunk pigeons and feel the quickness of the tempo, the banger choruses and blistering verses of harmonic screams. While I don't know WTF the lyrics are in 90% of the music, I don't really care because the screams and the gut wrenching growls become exactly what I need to release and process at that moment. You know what I mean? I need the violent sounding crash of instruments to shake my insides and blanket those dark thoughts until they disappear or are put back on the shelf for the next time they spin around, looking to come out.
Here are the bands I've got my eye on that I haven't heard before but hearing their release made me sit up and pay attention!! Check out the link and have a listen to the Cherri Picked 2019 Spotify Playlist where you'll find these Hardcore Heavyweights champion their way up the Rungs In Rock!