Top Three Of The Week

Starting from this week I want to give attention to bands or releases I don’t think get talked about enough in hardcore.

New and arguably fantastic music is released on a weekly basis – with new bands and demos cropping up all the time!


Big Cheese
Aggravated Mopery

Quality Control

There isn’t a great deal to say about this release – Big Cheese absolutely nail their NYHC sound – if you like bands like Breakdown – Aggravated Mopery is essential listening!

The worst part is how underrated Big Cheese are. They’re set to play The Underworld is Camden with Trapped Under Ice in October with a stacked line-up.

The 7” will be out via Quality Control Records HQ soon.

Check out the Aggravated Mopery here




Forge are yet another band – in a long list of Floridian bands releasing incredible metallic hardcore. None of the five tracks reach the three minute mark but every song has it’s own intensity and subtle influence shifts.

The demo is free to steam/download here



Demo 2017
Quality Control HQ

ANOTHER release from Quality Control HQ – except I’m three months late writing about this band…

Standpoint is made up of members from Violent Reaction, Insist, Unjust, True Vision. So, more or less, you know the type of music and the quality you’re going to hear with Standpoint.

Do you like Uniform Choice? If yes, then you would be stupid to sleep on Standpoint. The demo has a distinct energy – there’s huge striking power and flexes hard.

Check it out on Quality Control’s bandcamp here