Ishay Berger of Useless ID talking about his favourite Albums: "Before I got into punk rock I was VERY into The Pixies, The Cure and The Smiths, but then when heavy music showed up between ages 13-15 I believe I was turned on to some of the best stuff early on... Sepultura, Dead Kennedys, Napalm Death... Once I heard Bad Religion's Against The Grain I really changed my catalog and never looked back..."
The current breed of hardcore is absolutely insane at the minute. I admit, i slept on Rejection Pact (and to be honest, a whole lot of other good shit) due to my inability to stop listening to their label-mates Time & Pressure's new album, but holyshit is their new 7 Inch a cracker. Taking influences from mid-late 00's hardcore bands like Carry On Modern Life Is War & Youth Crew in the vein of Battery & Gorilla Biscuits they've managed to carve out a unique niche in the scene.
Time And Pressure have managed to create one of the freshest sounding hardcore records i've heard in a long time. If you are fans of Carry On, Have Heart and Comeback Kid, i urge you to check them out.
War Bison released, probably my favourite album of the year. Top 3 FOR SURE. If you like melodic hardcore with a late 80's/early 90's vibe that sounds fresh, then "Acre" will be right up your alley. Dwayne, their vocalist being the good dude he is took time to go in on five questions.
You might know Joe from his now legendary underground documentary series "Joe's Tours" on Instagram & Facebook. Although that's a classic that surely BBC or Netflix should pick up ASAP, perhaps you know him as Sworn Enemy's hype man. But he's better known as the tone zone riff lord of metallic hardcore band First Blood. We ate Beetroot Cous Cous together. It was a nice time. Joe is a top notch geezer who kindly answered five questions for me.
Thanks again to social media, i've "known" Henk for quite a while. He has a SICK record collection and plays in a rad Dutch hardcore band (recently re-united) called Icepick. They've played with Power Trip, Gorilla Biscuits, Cockney Rejects and a tonne more, and will be playing with Judge (!!!) in September. If you haven't, do yourself a favour and check them out (they are way better than the Jamey Jasta "Icepick"). In the meantime, Henk answered a few questions for me.