ROB:SCURE #61

ROB:SCURE #61

Trap Them – Darker Handcraft Prosthetic Records – 2011 I can’t figure out why, but it took me a while to jump on the Trap Them bandwagon. I was already knee-deep in the metallic hardcore hole, but it took me a while to crack this…

ROB:SCURE #60

ROB:SCURE #60

Behold… The Arctopus – Nano​-​Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning Black Market Activities – 2005 I’ve been slack the last couple of weeks, but oh boy, do I have a doozy for you this week. Do you like notes? Do you like time signatures? How about all of…

ROB:SCURE #59

ROB:SCURE #59

O’Brother – You And I (Self-released – 2020) Time for something new. Like just came out new. I actually heard these guys late last year, but I wasn’t in the mood for their sound at the time. It just goes to show how much hearing…

ROB:SCURE #58

ROB:SCURE #58

Die A Legend – Winning (Loyal Blood Records – 2019) These guys played possibly their last concert ever at Vaterland last year and I’m so glad I was there to witness it. The energy pouring off the stage was electric. For a band that doesn’t…

ROB:SCURE #57

ROB:SCURE #57

Nice Hooves – The Gall (No Rest Until Ruin – 2015) It looks like life might be returning to something resembling normal for some in Norway this morning. So boil that brew, chuck this on, and charge down the barrel of this week in style.…

ROB:SCURE #56

ROB:SCURE #56

Barren Womb – Old Money/New Lows Spartan / Loyal Blood Records – 2018 Barren Womb might be a household name to all you cool cats in the Norwegian underground sipping your Fernet Branca, but what about all those oblivious plebs in the outside world? This…

ROB:SCURE #55

ROB:SCURE #55

Coerce – Silver Tongued Life Licker (Capital Games – 2009) I’ve been slack the past few weeks since the world came to a shuddering halt, days have lost their meaning and productivity under house arrest has proved difficult to maintain. This pandemic has everyone on…

ROB:SCURE #54

ROB:SCURE #54

A Secret Death – A Secret Death (Skull & Bones Records – 2008) Last week I featured Palm from Japan and linked a documentary (https://youtu.be/uZ2mKjq529k) of their 2013 Australian tour. As you might have picked up, that documentary was as much about A Secret Death…

ROB:SCURE #53

ROB:SCURE #53

Palm – My Darkest Friends Six Feet Under Records – 2013 It should be apparent by now that what really gets my blood pumping is metal infused hardcore, and these guys from Japan serve it in spades and take it beyond. It’s all in the…

ROB:SCURE #52

ROB:SCURE #52

The Red Chord – Clients (Metal Blade – 2005) I’m a firm believer in hearing the right music at the right time can make the biggest fan out of anyone. In 2008 I made my first trip to Europe and was at a small festival…