Combust • World I Hate • Mind Harvester • Choke Chain
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COMBUST, formed in late 2017, break into the scene with intense, straight up New York Hardcore. Featuring members of NYHC bands Vice and Impact, it’s not hard to see the heavy influence from bands such as Killing Time, Raw Deal, Outburst, Breakdown and Cro-Mags.
Music journalists love to celebrate hardcore that they perceive as clever, boundary-pushing, or innovative, but for all the lip service paid to novelty, hardcore’s efficacy can actually be gauged by one incredibly simple metric: Its ability to incite a room full of maladjusted goons to extreme violence. Measured with that barometer, Milwaukee’s World I Hate is ten times the hardcore band any flavor of the week act could ever hope to be.
Initially formed at the end of 2018, World I Hate released their debut EP Collapse in 2020 and played their first show in 2021. The band performs a brand of hyper-competent, no frills hardcore that combines the best parts of the genre’s last 25 or so years into a potent and hard-hitting formula that’s nearly impossible to dislike. The fact that their lineup is bolstered by a member of Texas stalwarts Judiciary doesn’t hurt matters.
If you prefer your heavy music to have radio-ready choruses and crossover appeal, look elsewhere. But if you’re in the market for unrelenting capital “H” Hardcore that is unconcerned with trends, look no further than World I Hate.
Mind Harvester (formerly SCATHED) is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Three piece crust/dark hardcore punk/metal.
Choke Chain, founded in 2018, is the solo project of Mark Trueman. Melding together the dancefloor stomp of EBM and Industrial, the darkness of Goth, and the in-your-face attitude of Punk, the project creates something uniquely punishing and intense.