French punk & violence

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ed Warner - L'avènement de la femme​-​insecte (2014)

After They changed name from Ed Warner's Cage to Ed Warner, their sound became more post-hardcore/indie way (but still screamo). First releases were with so close to french scene screamo/hardcore. This album is going in way to previous album Iera Anagrafh (2009). On my first expectations after some listnenings this album have own atmosphere and what's mean much - great lyrics (check it on their bandcamp). They use french and english texts in songs.

Ed Warner - L'avènement de la femme​-​insecte (2014)  M  /  ZS

I was a Cosmonaut Hero - MMXIII (2014)

It's second LP of 4-pieces band from Besançon. Growing, passion and love. It's going to be one of the top screamo release of 2014. In process of recording took part Maxa Kellera (ex-Gantz) and Aurelin (Daitro). I still didn't listen this record so much to make full description of emotions on this album, but I love it. Check it and support the scene. Later I want write about their 3-way split.
Also big thanks Vitalik for support Ukrainian people.
Soon release will be available on labels: Impure Muzik, Dngleberry, No Way, Suck & Cut, Ours, Saddest Song, A l'ombre de cette vie, Emotionnaly Instable, Desertion et L'artiisant.
bandcamp / facebook / website 

I was a Cosmonaut Hero - MMXIII (2014) M   /   ZS 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Torino - Debut 12" (2013)

Previously I wrote about upcoming Torino release and now it's avalaible for free download on their bandcamp. It's 6-titres EP with so terrific close sound to Baton Rouge, with still drive and punk rock.
To order - visit Echo Canyon, PUREPAINSUGAR. Also bandcamp / tumblr

Torino -  Debut 12" (2013) M  /  ZS

Friday, January 10, 2014


Socrates was band from Lyon. It was first two-piece band, later in 2007 they invited Mathilde. Not much information about this band. They released three EPs and one 4-way split. Band is so underrated but it is awesome noise rock from France including hardcore and violence with Melt Banana and The Locust influences. "More Vultures, Hyenas and Coyotes" was great finish release, check it. Later some members played in another noise rock band  Hallux Valgus.

(2005) SoCRaTeS - Self-titled - M
(2005) SoCRaTeS + el eje del mal + shooting victor francis + violent breakfast - 4 way split - M
(2006) SoCRaTeS - vultures, hyenas and coyotes - M
(2007) SoCRaTeS - More Vultures, Hyenas and Coyotes - M

Friday, January 3, 2014

Remote - Starving Blaze And Hollow Shades (2013)

Remote is Paris based hardcore band. First I found this band on the split with Barrewn Womb (april 2013), they had one track, groovy sludge noise with pieces of intense hardcore, I thought it would be great to hear more songs from them. And in november 2013 they release their first album "Starving Blaze And Hollow Shades". I can't call it chaotic hardcore, but it's different type of hardcore with intense, noise, sludge and violence from first to last song, love it. By the way this is my favourite french album in this genre in 2013 with Hungry For The Truth and Death Engine.
You can buy their release on bc and order CD. Follow their:
facebook / bandcamp

Remote - Starving Blaze And Hollow Shades (2013) v0 - ZS  /   M

Friday, December 27, 2013

Cyclamen - Les Mémoires (2013)

Cyclamen is new screamo band from Le Mans. Here plays member of BUTE. They made good work, the're not only sad screamo tunes, but rotations of nice instrumental parts and punk rock. Album title is excellent suitable to material. Especial I love track "Ne parler de rien". One more good december news that you'll remember next year.
Follow facebook / bandcamp !

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Discorde - La Messe Est Dite (2013)

Discorde is 3-piece band from Laval. As many bands gone "back in punk rock" and this band is going "back in depression". Discorde made nice post-hardcore release with cup of sad, fear and searching the way. The best I can describe music on this album - "screamo goes into dark". All these feels identified with much 90s french "emo" bands, I like it a lot.

Discorde - La Messe Est Dite (2013) v0

Saturday, December 21, 2013

SPORT - Bon Voyage (2014)

SPORT - Bon Voyage (2014)

SPORT is indie/emo band from Lyon. The play incredible mix of emo, punk rock and pop punk. Last year they released their firt LP "Colors" that was excellent start for future great releases and shows! Now they release their 2nd LP "Bon Voyage", vynil order starts when they end pressing material. You can order this release from much of labels (see their bc).
This release going in the same way of previous, but here you can hear more instrumentals and sometimes math rock parts. Excellent atmosphere, young, love, cycles. It's the most warm news of this december.
Order and buy release through bandcamp / tumblr and their labels.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Piece Of Map - Wrong Way​/​Nice Trip (2013)

Piece Of Map - Wrong Way​/​Nice Trip (2013)

Piece Of Map is duo math rock band from Laval. Their sound is mix of math/noise rock with instense screamo vocal and sound. This EP has only 4 songs but makes great dancing violence atmosphere. I don't know how it sounds live but material on EP is sick. First track is especial very nice, some moments reminds me Tristan Tzara, so you can see of fb they have very good influences. You can buy release on bc ("name your price")
bandcamp / facebook 

Piece Of Map - Wrong Way​/​Nice Trip (2013)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

LODGES - Walking on hands and knees (2013)

LODGES - Walking on hands and knees (2013)

LODGES is 4-piece band from Paris. They play metalic hardcore and mix fast sound with slow, dark and doomy parts. Especially I liked drums and vocal with their terrible atmosphere. They made really angry, dark and terrible stuff without awful melodic parts. They reminded me Death Engine and Temps Mort but with more fast and quality sound. LODGES released their first LP on Swarm Of Nails! also pre-order here / here
This link is only for check, stream or buy their stuff through official resources.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

L'Invention de Morel

Want to know how french screamo sound before you found it?
Sincerely and truly. Naturally and spontaneously. The very classic forsaken by modern bands.
This band include member of Finger Print, Jasemine, Ananda.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Revok is noise posthardcore band from the heart of France with unusual sounds and melodies.Their discography includes 6 releases:Biocarbon amalgamate (2005),Program medics and cathode clinics(2006), Bad books and empty pasts(2007), Goats Like Flies(2010), Digging Further (study prelude to Tunnel)(2011), Grief is my new moniker(2011).
What Eric from Revok says about his band:"With Revok we just try to dig deeper the gloomy moods, not specially to be musically more aggressive or speed but just find the good tone. No hope, no lights, but this can appears though a melody... do you know what I mean?"
Yor're given an opportunity to assess the truthfulness of the words of these guys.

Burning Bright - Domesday LP (2013)

Burning Bright - Domesday LP (2013)

Burning Bright is crust emo hardcore band from Caen with a tight sound and great vocals. Melodious sound of each track will not leave you indifferent.
Domesday LP recorded by Swan Sound Studio with additional vocals by Simon (Nine Eleven) on track 6 and Bart (Birds in Row) on track 9. Last year they release split with french band Death Mercedes.
Follow also North Cult Records to buy release.

Burning Bright - Domesday LP-2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Memories - S/t (2013)

Memories - S/t (2013)

Memories is 5-pieces band from Paris. The play intense post-hardcore with screaming vocal. Band is influenced by bands like: Defeater, Alexisonfire, Touche Amore, Birds in Row. This band kicked me out with their melodic and riffs, really good work!. Their hardcore reminded me another french band Mörse. Fans of Touche Amore-like stuff don't pass by.
Link for download is only for check. Follow their resources for physical copy and news

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Belladone is duo band from Lyon. They play crusty post-hardcore stuff with metal/black metal influences. In 2012 they released their first album, it's so nice pack of violence and melodic like for duo and also very good metalic sound sometimes. This year they release split with german band Kapytaen. This split is more compared with to post-hardcore/screamo bands. But despite thar here are only two members it's great material for lovers of raw and intense post-hardcore sound.
You can free download and support band through bandcamp, also check facebook for physical release.

Belladone - Ophiuchus (2012)
Belladone - tracks from split with Kapytaen (2013)