Thursday, April 20, 2017

CD Review: New Hardcore Rock Music From International Artists Raw Power, Worst, Asking For A Surprise & Companion

Italian hardcore punk band Raw Power are preparing to release their new album "Inferno" on June 9th through Demons Run Amok Entertainment. Their new 15-song album clocks in at just under 30 minutes, so you know the music is quick, with no need for fillers. Inspired by The Stooges, Raw Power attack your ears with "You Don't Know Your Enemy" and "Inferno." While their music may sound reckless, you cannot deny the energy they pour into their music, displayed in "How Many Bands" and "I Lost My Patience." They also perform in their native Italian language on "Amici" and "Dedico Queste Righe," as the music still gives the same impact. To find out more about Raw Power and their new release "Inferno," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Raw-Power.

Brazilian heavy metal band, Worst are preparing to release their new album "Instinto Ruim" on May 12th through Demons Run Amok Entertainment. The new 12-song release is sung in their native language of Portuguese. While you may not know exactly what they are saying, the music is intense as Worst come bursting out of the gate with the hard-hitting vibes of "Que Se Foda" and "Vencedores." Their hardcore rhythms are felt in "Conquistar" and the vocal screams of "Instinto Ruim" will make you instant fans of this international heavy metal band. To find out more about Worst and their latest release "Instinto Ruim," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/worst.

German hardcore metal band Asking For A Surprise recently released their new full-length debut album titled "Uncompromising." The chugging rhythm of "Infinite" and the growling vocals of "Lie Awake" kick off their new 9-song release with shear force that will have you stand-up and take notice of this new band. They sound like Rage Against The Machine on "Swing For The Fences," while "Headshot" will have you begging for more abuse from Asking For A Surprise. To find out more about their latest release "Uncompromising," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/askingforasurprise.

From Vienna, comes the latest album from hardcore metal band Companion. The new album titled "Unbroken" will be released on June 2nd through 1054 Records. It features a dozen tracks, beginning with the Sylvester Stallone-style intro, which leads into the aggressive chugging rhythm of "Unbroken" and the thrash metal speed of "No Plea For Mercy." They continue to bring the energy with the blazing guitars and screaming vocals of "Cold Concrete" and "The Enemy," before throwing up their heavy metal horns on "Antisocial." To find out more about Companion and their new release "Unbroken," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/CompanionHC.

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