OnTheAttack Records is pleased to announce that the band Spirit and the Bride from Cincinnati, Ohio, has joined its family of bands for the debut release of their album “With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear.” Explosive. Passionate. Energetic. Fulfilling. All words that describe the raw sound and emotion of Spirit and the Bride on With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear, an album which truly represents melodic hardcore.
Digital versions are available through Bandcamp (https://ontheattackrecords.bandcamp.com/), and iTunes, AmazonMP3 and the usual suspects. All sale proceeds from “With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear” go to support the skateboarding ministry at the Roots of Hope ministry in Jaco, Costa Rica, run by Aaron and Bonnie Wells (https://missiongo.org/donate/missionaries/aaron-and-bonnie-wells).
I love pure hardcore. That 90’s sound. Big, ballsy, tough. No frills, just the facts. All the bands might sound the same or similar but I don’t care. There’s something pure about it that rings true to my ears.
That’s what xDefiantx delivers. And I wouldn’t expect anything different from a straightedge band offering the x before and after their name. Fourth Plague is raw and heavy. It’s hardcore down to the root of the word. everything we know the genre to be.
The breakdown heaviness of the intro is a little excessive in my opinion. But My Only Regrets puts that behind rather quickly and you can just envision the crowd opening up and a dance pit forming. From there, Fourth Plague is a big mosh friendly hardcore record. I’ll Never Go Back is a fast paced punk song. Out of Line is full the thrash metal vibes. The melodic notes on the guitar riff during Swarm gives the band some variety and flavor.
The songs are fast and heavy and if you like hardcore, you can put the record on and enjoy it. I did! The downfall might be that’s it’s just a hard genre to stand out in. And being really good is sometimes just good enough. It’s an excellent debut, I’m excited to see where xDefiantx goes if they keep it up! They’re a hardcore band with tons of promise and Fourth Plague is a great way to kick off their career. 4 out of 5 Stars.
OnTheAttack Records is honored to announce the signing of metalcore band Surpasses, and the release of their 8 song self-titled EP. Based out of Redding, California, Surpasses delivers more than just screaming over heavy guitars. Standing firm in their belief in God’s saving grace, Surpasses exists to banish the chains of religion, and uphold the mantle of love, joy, and peace. The band’s debut album demonstrates their practice of loving God’s people as our brothers and sisters with no strings attached, over music filled with fury and aggression. Surpasses is essential listening for fans of substantive metal and hardcore music.
Surpasses features Dustin Cichosz (Vox), Elliott Gregory (Guitar), Nathan Cichosz (Guitar), Elijah Kay (Bass) and Brice Logan (Drums). Surpasses’ CDs are available through the OnTheAttack Records webstore (http://ontheattackrecords.storenvy.com/collections/195540-all-products/products/15205410-surpasses-surpasses), and digital downloads at iTunes, AmazonMP3, and all the usual places. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Surpasses