• Jack Hadaway-Weller

LOUDER: Bandcamp Breakouts Vol. 8

Welcome to the latest edition of our feature on Turn it Up Louder where we go through a bunch of releases that we absolutely love on Bandcamp.

Once again we will be taking a deep dive and bringing you our top picks of artists who have been making waves on Bandcamp.

To listen to each release, simply click on the cover art.

Sharptooth - Transitional Forms

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Best Track: Hirudinea

Vein.fm - Old Data in a New Machine vol.1

Despite being mostly a collection of reworkings, remixes and demos, Old Data is an essential part of Vein's evolution combining their renowned and unforgiving aggression with glitchy breakbeats. New track, 20 seconds : 20 hours, feels like a Deftones inspired outlier and makes for a dreamy trip against the harshness of the other tracks. Think Loathe or Code Orange.

Best Track: 20 seconds : 20 hours

Accidente - Caníbal

Madrid's Accidente play melodic punk music which is fast, fun and frantic. With the odd guitar solo here and there, each of the ten short songs on Caníbal feels like a sudden jolt of anarchic energy. The vocals are the real standout throughout the album and you will find yourself singing along during every chorus even if you are not a Spanish speaker. Think The Interrupters or Billy Talent.

Best Track: Vuestra historia

Gulch - Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress

Lasting just 16 minutes, Gulch's debut full-length, is an astonishingly heavy jolt of hardcore delivered at lightning pace on top of brutal blast beats. The eight short tracks feel like a wrestling match between rapid, powerful and distorted guitars and sharp, raw vocal growls that are colliding with each other to be the loudest. Think Converge or Full of Hell.

Best Track: Self-Inflicted Mental Terror

What have I missed and what should I listen to next?

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