Community has long been one of the mainstays of Hardcore. Known for their fierce sense of loyalty, Hardcore is no doubt one of the biggest brotherhoods out there. Rooted in the art of the traditional, bands go through what you could almost compare to initiation. Not known for its experimentation, the want for change can be an unwelcome thing. Though on the surface antagonistic, once through these hurdles you’ll be shown loyalty like no other. So what if you want to rewrite the rules? What then?
The status of legend is hard to come by, particularly in the modern music scene. Oversaturation has led to bands springing up left right and center and with us moving forward into the future the likes of the classic Slayer’s, Metallica’s et al will soon be taking their leave. Contesting this argument over many a pub chat, I have been championing Gojira on since I first saw their performance supporting Trivium in Hammersmith ten years ago and with every release the band have been growing not only in stature but in their musical development. After the death of their mother led them to scrap their entire workings of new material to completely remould their new album based around their experience, it has been one of my personal favourites of the last year. Fast forward one year on and after many supporting appearances in the UK the band have at long last returned to claim their throne in a headline show.
Making an already stellar line up even bigger, Code Orange and Jasta have been added as part of the US Killthrax tour.
Life is hard as the saying goes. Born with a silver spoon some never need to work at all for their merits and will simply be set for life, others might be less fortunate. Delusional to the arduous reality of the real world the silver spoons have nothing to go through but the hard boiled, harsh understanding of rusted spoons goes a long way. Hard to describe as a musical quality the idea of ugly music is somewhat out of the box. Falling out of the ugly tree and hitting every branch on the way down, Code Orange present to us some of the most downtrodden riffs to hit 2017. Shown their brand new concoction of vehemence and grit, welcome to the world of Forever.