Post-Hardcore

Heavier rock/hardcore music with more intense vocalizing, and more progressive leanings. Fast tempos, screaming, and breakdowns can all find their place here. Example artists: At The Drive-In, Underoath, The Used.

CREATURE OF HABIT – Pilgrimage

I’m finding it rewarding to go back through and revisit many of the artists we have featured here on FIMD. You would think it’d be a pretty obvious thing to do, but hey, I’ve slacked and focused a lot on other silly things in life, like my wife, kids, and day job. My bad. This […] ... Read more

BON VOYAGE – Sport

Well, dammit, if SPORT doesn’t just keep delivering song after song, and album after album of simple perfection. This is pure camaraderie and nostalgia between old friends shared through energetic balls-to-the-walls punk rock. I feel like I’ve robbed myself of this gem for the last 3 1/2 years (it was released on 01/01/2014). No more. […] ... Read more

KNOTS – Crash Of Rhinos

Crash of Rhinos is by far one of my favorite online musical discoveries. This albums was originally only available as a paid download, but now it’s been made pay-what-you-want since the band has broken up (which I’m totally bummed about). “Knots” is everything a true post-hardcore, early emo-style album should be, it makes you feel […] ... Read more

CURVE – Miroist

This band was a discovery I made through another FIMD featured artist (cloudkicker). This popped up as a recommended artist, and it is spectacular music made by a one-man music and recording master from Britain. It is incredibly produced, heavy, atmospheric, challenging…and any other positive adjective you can muster regarding music. This is good stuff. […] ... Read more

Colors – SPORT

This album is pure lo-fi garage-rock genius. Every single one of the 13 tracks is fun and engaging, making it one of those rare albums that you just hit play on and let it run, and then let it run again on repeat. There is not a single disappointing thing about this album, except for […] ... Read more

Pilgrimage – EP

This album by Pilgrimage is creative and engaging music in the progressive/hardcore vein…and it’s done very well. It’s raucous and emotive, and totally chock-full of creative riff writing and song structures. No, it’s not a fully instrumental album, despite being tagged as such, but I did that because there’s only vocals on about 20% of […] ... Read more

Sectioned – Outlier

Ok, first of all, if you don’t normally listen to heavy music, this music will blow your head off. And if you do listen to heavy music, this will STILL blow your head off. “Outlier” is the second release from these Scottish blokes, and it is worthy of a lot of adjectives. The opening track […] ... Read more

Ghost Story – Self Titled

I’ve been listening to this band for a while now, and I’m not sure why I haven’t featured this album yet. It has some of the typical post-hardcore/emo sound, but there’s a lot about this album that helps it rise above the stereotypes of the genre. The album is grungy, heavy, and very imperfect, and […] ... Read more

Cloudkicker – Beacons

Ah, Cloudkicker. Complete sonic beauty, brutality, and complexity. This is no longer the most recent release from Columbus Ohio’s Ben Sharp, for just this past november he released two (yes, two) albums that are much dreamier and more acoustically driven. But this is about Beacons. I don’t know if there’s an independent musician anywhere that […] ... Read more

Cloudkicker – ]]][[[

It’s only three songs, but it is every bit as epic and great as his other releases. Chock full of beautifully heavy guitars, head-enveloping atmospheres, and complex grooves. For much of this EP, you may feel like you are riding the high climax of some world changing event…well, if that event is a hurricane or […] ... Read more

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