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I am actually very new to all things hardcore, and anything in -core in general. This is a selection of the best hardcore and hardcore-infused albums I have had the pleasure of discovering. Ordered from most loved, to slightly less loved than the most loved of the most loved.
Recent releases - 2012 onwards.
Work in perpetual progress - will add details, albums, etc. Recommendations very welcome.
I'm shit with genres - corrections are welcome, but I don't want an endless debate for each band.

Created by: Ilham | 03.08.2014



1. Silent Planet - The Night God Slept
2014 - Raw and passionate metalcore. http://tinyurl.com/ndq84az
2. Vermin Womb - Permanence
2014 - EP - Death/grind/crust. ULTRAVIOLENCE. http://tinyurl.com/ob3qhqv - Free legal download.
3. The Psyke Project - Guillotine
2013 - Hardcore/sludge. Bb-br-b-bru-brutal and heavy. http://tinyurl.com/pvoc338 - Free legal download.
4. Idylls - Prayer For Terrene
2014 - Post hardcore/noise. Completely bonkers. Seriously. http://tinyurl.com/pm7kd8b
5. Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers
2014 - Black/hardcore. Dissonant. http://tinyurl.com/kubug9m - Free legal download.
6. Fjørt - D'accord
2014 - Post-hardcore/screamo sang in German. Just the right amount of emotion and aggression. http://tinyurl.com/l4hnw2n
7. Sectioned - SHDDRSCTND Split
2014 - EP - Split with Shudder. Grindcore madness. Dissonant. Ditch the Shudder part. http://tinyurl.com/ow8e3ts - Free legal download.
8. Nice Hooves - Nice Hooves
2013 - Hardcore/sludge/rock. Imagine Queens Of The Stone Age gone hardcore/sludge. http://tinyurl.com/kcfmt26 - Free legal download.
9. Euglena - Split
2014 - EP - Black/grindcore. A younger Anaal Nathrakh without the cyber elements gone hardcore? http://tinyurl.com/pmvq7wr - Free legal download.
10. Love Sex Machine - Love Sex Machine
2012 - Doom/sludge with hardcore vocals. JUST LET THE WALL OF SOUND CRUSH YOU. http://tinyurl.com/bgbyhay
11. Jack The Stripper - Raw Nerve
2013 - Hardcore/djent. Chaotic. Heavy. Shit band name, great variety in the vocals, sometimes similar to Randy Blythe's. http://tinyurl.com/oc9q3q6
12. Doctor Livingstone - Contemptus Saeculi
2014 - DsO-core. Very innovative. http://tinyurl.com/o7hhyzm
13. Nails - Abandon All Life
2013 - Grindcore/hardcore - A slap in the face in super slo-mo. http://tinyurl.com/khoor6k
14. KEN Mode - Entrench
2013 - Sludgy hardcore with beautiful noise rock moments. http://tinyurl.com/ceknj7o
15. Martyrdöd - Paranoia
2012 - Crust/D-beat. Catchy catchy. http://tinyurl.com/qxhgcmd
16. Seven Sisters Of Sleep - Opium Morals
2013 - Sludge/hardcore. It is a moral obligation to check this steamroller of an album out. http://tinyurl.com/poclqrj
17. Black Monolith - Passenger
2014 - Black/crust/post-rock. More depressing that most of these. http://tinyurl.com/pxoqhnn - Free legal download.
18. Everything Went Black - Cycles Of Light
2012 - Black/hardcore. http://tinyurl.com/kagym5w
19. Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here
2014 - Hardcore/sludge. http://tinyurl.com/oa5lxa4
20. Kvelertak - Meir
2012 - Blackened punk. Get dancing, come on. http://tinyurl.com/ny72kzj
21. Black Mask - Lost Below
2014 - EP - Crust/grind/sludge. Interesting blend of the three styles. http://tinyurl.com/mz7npcv
22. Kowloon Walled City - Container Ships
2012 - Post-hardcore/sludge. Seascape in emo-nor. http://tinyurl.com/mty92bx - Free legal download.
23. Hexis - XI
2012 - EP - Black/hardcore. Dissonant. Angry. http://tinyurl.com/os8729s - Free legal download.
24. FANGE - Poisse
2014 - Doomy sludge with hardcore vocals and hints or stoner. Heaviest, filthiest item of this list. http://tinyurl.com/nbdek5k - Free legal download.
25. Trap Them - Blissfucker
2014 - Hardcore. Heavy shit. http://tinyurl.com/mwmzuew
26. Gaza - No Absolutes In Human Suffering
Grindy hardcore/sludge. But this is an absolute in tortured and gnarly hardcore. http://tinyurl.com/lkucfdr
27. Bird Eater - Dead Mothers Make The Sun Set
2014 - Grindy/sludgy hardcore. Gaza, Cult Leader and Bird Eater are mother/daughters bands. http://tinyurl.com/kh8wtxw
28. Herod (SUI) - They Were None
2014 - Meshuggah-core. Heavy shit. http://tinyurl.com/mcohwal
29. Yautja - Songs Of Descent
2014 - Hardcore/sludge. Just as angry as a Predator. Just listen to the song "Faith Resigned". http://tinyurl.com/nvukycl
30. All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature
2013 - Very aggressive hardcore/thrash. http://tinyurl.com/nyqjfg6
31. Enabler - La Fin Absolue Du Monde
2014 - Catchy hardcore, pretty good guitar work.
32. Guantanamo Party Program - II
2013 - Hardcore/sludge. More depressing that most of these. http://tinyurl.com/qxhgcmd
33. Piss Vortex - Piss Vortex
2014 - Djenty grindcore - As if grindcore alone wasn't enough. http://tinyurl.com/pt594ku
34. Dark Circles - MMXIV
2014 - Black/crust. http://tinyurl.com/k3wdm4c
35. The Armed - Spreading Joy
2012 - EP - Hardcore. A little thrash. http://tinyurl.com/m7tdwr8 - Free legal download.
36. Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
2012 - Death with a hardcore/groovy twist. Best thing to start your day with. http://tinyurl.com/kkskct9
37. Let It Die - Because The World Is Perfidious, I Am Going Into Mourning
2013 - EP - Split with Monolithian. Hardcore. Doom-ier release because of the association with Monolithian. http://tinyurl.com/lqosy7v - Free legal download.
38. Colossvs - Unholy
2014 - Behemoth-like with crust elements, but 78425652558 times better than actual current Behemoth. http://tinyurl.com/mukua4z
39. Zozobra - Savage Masters
2013 - Head-bobbing groovy, core-y sludge - http://tinyurl.com/ohyojra
40. Hierophant - Peste
2014 - Pummeling blackened hardcore like you've never heard. http://tinyurl.com/qxor922
41. ACHE - Self-titled
2014 - Post-hardcore. Melancholic and chaotic. http://tinyurl.com/kvtoapv - Free legal download.
42. Ringworm - Hammer Of The Witch
2014 - Hardcore. More traditional than most of this list. http://tinyurl.com/o2w4urj
43. Convert - Convert 7"
2014 - Hardcore/D-beat. A little grindy at times. http://tinyurl.com/np35jm9 - Free legal download.
44. Oathbreaker - Eros-Anteros
2014 - Hardcore. A little black. http://tinyurl.com/n553oew
45. In Trenches - Sol Obscura
2012 - Sludge/hardcore. With a little post-rock and dissonance. http://tinyurl.com/qes8jdu
46. CALVAIIRE - Forceps
2014 - Hardcore. With a little black metal and dissonance. Chaotic. http://tinyurl.com/ksbmo9o
47. Protestant - In Thy Name
2014 - Raw black/crust with hardcore vocals. http://tinyurl.com/ltub9j3
48. Pine Barrens - King Maker
2013 - Let's call it hardcore with thrasy and bm elements. http://tinyurl.com/obw63jr
49. Verdun - The Cosmic Escape of Admiral Masuka
2011 - EP - Doom/sludge, sludgecore from my hometown yeayah. http://tinyurl.com/pnpzaqr



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Ilham - 16.10.2014 at 20:45  
Written by Karlabos on 04.10.2014 at 22:59

Sort of black metal, sort of hardcore I dunno... But maybe you will like it.

Okay I'm listening to this, and I think I get why you said you felt a little hardcore in the vocals. The whole album made me think of an adolescent version of Code, if you see what I mean. It's honestly not bad at all. But the whole thing needs polishing, they have spirit and all, but... it still sounds amateurish. And well, you know, I'm not a fan of the folk-ish touches, but they don't dwell on that for too long so it's okay.
Ilham - 01.11.2014 at 18:52  
Okay it's not really my thing to post the updates and stuff, but since the list thread hasn't been very active, I'd like to notify some changes. I added:

#19 - Love Sex Machine - Love Sex Machine - 2012 - Doomy sludgcore. JUST LET THE WALL OF SOUND CRUSH YOU. http://tinyurl.com/bgbyhay
#31 - Piss Vortex - Piss Vortex - 2014 - Djenty grindcore - As if grindcore alone wasn't enough. http://tinyurl.com/pt594ku
#36 - Zozobra - Savage Masters - 2013 - Head-bobbing groovy, core-y sludge - http://tinyurl.com/ohyojra
#44 - Pine Barrens - King Maker - 2013 - Let's call it hardcore with thrasy and bm elements. http://tinyurl.com/obw63jr
#45 - Verdun - The Cosmic Escape of Admiral Masuka -2011 - EP - Doom/sludge, sludgecore from my hometown yeayah. http://tinyurl.com/pnpzaqr

Also bumped Fjort to #5 because it's that good.
mz - 01.11.2014 at 20:56  
Written by Ilham on 01.11.2014 at 18:52

Okay it's not really my thing to post the updates and stuff, but since the list thread hasn't been very active, I'd like to notify some changes. I added:

#19 - Love Sex Machine - Love Sex Machine - 2012 - Doomy sludgcore. JUST LET THE WALL OF SOUND CRUSH YOU. http://tinyurl.com/bgbyhay


I absolutely love that album. One of the dirties albums I've ever listened.
Ilham - 01.11.2014 at 21:09  
Written by mz on 01.11.2014 at 20:56

I absolutely love that album. One of the dirties albums I've ever listened.

Same here. Along with The Secret's Solve Et Caligula. If you have something similar to Love Sex Machine in mind, please tell me about it ASAP.
mz - 01.11.2014 at 22:42  
Written by Ilham on 01.11.2014 at 21:09

Written by mz on 01.11.2014 at 20:56

I absolutely love that album. One of the dirties albums I've ever listened.

Same here. Along with The Secret's Solve Et Caligula. If you have something similar to Love Sex Machine in mind, please tell me about it ASAP.

I'm not much similar with sludge/-core genres tbh and don't know any other band similar to LSM, using heavy as fuck filthy and discordant riffs. There was a band I checked last year that came close, but I can't find them now and have forgotten their name sorry.
Amyways, I think The Psyke Project wouldnt be out of place here. Also, why not including Flourishing, for the sake of diversity at least? One of the best modern death metal bands.
Edit: well you have The Psyke Project. Good job =p
Ilham - 01.11.2014 at 23:44  
Written by mz on 01.11.2014 at 22:42

I'm not much similar with sludge/-core genres tbh and don't know any other band similar to LSM, using heavy as fuck filthy and discordant riffs. There was a band I checked last year that came close, but I can't find them now and have forgotten their name sorry.
Amyways, I think The Psyke Project wouldnt be out of place here. Also, why not including Flourishing, for the sake of diversity at least? One of the best modern death metal bands.
Edit: well you have The Psyke Project. Good job =p

Aw too bad. Give me holla if you remember their name.
But yeah The Psyke Project could totally fit the sludgecore tag, and they have that same "we'll drown you in a tsunami of noise" approach. Which is why they found themselves so high in the list.

About Flourishing. I tried listening to that The Sum Of All Fossils album, and to be honest, I remember stopping it in the middle because I thought to myself "this is not bad at all and I can hear the originality/quality, but not for me". But even if I did like it, it wouldn't have had its spot here: I didn't hear any hardcore in it.

Also, what are you saying? This list is very diverse! The only common denominator is hardcore, but many different other genres, when associated with it, are present .
mz - 01.11.2014 at 23:54  
Written by Ilham on 01.11.2014 at 23:44


Also, what are you saying? This list is very diverse! The only common denominator is hardcore, but many different other genres, when associated with it, are present .


Technically, I didn't say that the list is not diverse. I just said that including that specific band makes the list more diverse, which is true since I don't see any tech death here :p
I don't know what flourishing exactly is. As said before, I'm a hardcore noob but from what I've read online and my own superficial vision on the genre, they are hardcore.
Ilham - 02.11.2014 at 00:00  
Written by mz on 01.11.2014 at 23:54

Technically, I didn't say that the list is not diverse. I just said that including that specific band makes the list more diverse, which is true since I don't see any tech death here :p
I don't know what flourishing exactly is. As said before, I'm a hardcore noob but from what I've read online and my own superficial vision on the genre, they are hardcore.

Why aren't you a lawyer?
I should give Flourishing another go then. I'll come back to make fun of your noob ass if it's not hardcore.
Karlabos - 02.11.2014 at 00:02  
Didn't you like the last Kvelertak?
Ilham - 02.11.2014 at 00:07  
Written by Karlabos on 02.11.2014 at 00:02

Didn't you like the last Kvelertak?

Good point. I did. I preferred the one before, but I did. I will add that one with a couple more tomorrow, when I know where to put it. Thank you, young man.
mz - 02.11.2014 at 00:21  
Written by Ilham on 02.11.2014 at 00:00


Why aren't you a lawyer?


Maybe because I don't like it?
Ilham - 02.11.2014 at 00:22  
Written by mz on 02.11.2014 at 00:21

Maybe because I don't like it?

Really? You do have the same humour though .
Pazdzioch - 15.11.2014 at 18:29  
Are you familiar with Baptists? Another outfit in the vein of Converge. Pretty solid stuff.

Lit. - 15.11.2014 at 18:53  
To further your workload, check Homewrecker from Ohio (provided you haven't already). Saw them play with Eyehategod and Enabler, and they kicked serious tush. They're also playing at MDF. Not sure how I'd classify their sound, but there's definitely some crust/grind elements.
Ilham - 15.11.2014 at 19:47  
Written by Pazdzioch on 15.11.2014 at 18:29

Are you familiar with Baptists? Another outfit in the vein of Converge. Pretty solid stuff.
Bandcamp

Yep I've heard both their 2013 and 2014 releases. It's cool but nothing really blew me away. I remember liking the previous album, Bushcrafts, more than this one, and that's the one I should be adding. Thanks for reminding me about it .
Ilham - 15.11.2014 at 19:52  
Written by Lit. on 15.11.2014 at 18:53

To further your workload, check Homewrecker from Ohio (provided you haven't already). Saw them play with Eyehategod and Enabler, and they kicked serious tush. They're also playing at MDF. Not sure how I'd classify their sound, but there's definitely some crust/grind elements.

No workload, I know Homewrecker. I have written "thrash+crust with sludge elements" on my notebook. I suppose you were linking me to Worms & Dirt there, fantastic album that I should add to the list. I unfortunately listen faster than I update it :/.
I will be seeing Enabler at Temples, that I'm happy about. It would be funny if Homewrecker came as well.
Alex Fenger - 23.11.2014 at 21:06  
Hi. I have suggestions. Listen to them. K thanks





Ilham - 23.11.2014 at 21:22  
Written by Alex Fenger on 23.11.2014 at 21:06

Hi. I have suggestions. Listen to them. K thanks

O hai. I lissened to The Dillinger Ezkape Planz already, but thx 4 teh rest. U get feedbak in a few day. K bai.

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