Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best Of 2013

I feel like the "Best of 2011" list was a lot easier to write. I've been working on this thing off and on for a couple of weeks and ended up checking out shit so good that it bumped stuff off the lists (Sorry Down To Nothing). I've linked a lot of these to make it as easy as I could for you to check 'em out. And be sure to check back as I have a few more posts coming up in the next few weeks.


1. Seizures - The Sanity Universal
2. Hayden - Us Alone
3. Incendiary - Cost Of Living
4. Ruined Families - Blank Language
5. Illustrations - In Vain
6. Drug Church - Paul Walker
7. Empire Of Rats - S/T
8. Criminal Damage - Call Of Death
9. Hoax - S/T
10. Dreamdecay - N V N V N V


1. Glass Lungs - How To Deal With Feeling Alone
2. Self Defense Family - The Corrections Officer In Me
3. Nobody, Ever - This Wall Is Dedicated To Liam And His Mates
4. In Between - Still
5. World Collapse - Frost/Casket
6. Vulgar Display - Under Darkness & Prayer
7. Hammer And The Nails - Rome Is burning
8. Bloody Knees - S/T
9. Twin Steps - Plague Songs
10. Blind To Faith - Under The Heptagram


1. Self Defense Family/Goodtime Boys
2. Martyr's Tongue/Benchpress
3. Self Defense Family/Axis
4. Withdrawal/Young And In The Way
5. Martyr's Tongue/Ablaze/Avalanche
6. Feral King/Lonely Ghost Parade
7. Old Wounds/Trenchfoot
8. Death Threat/Rude Awakening
9. Old Flings/The Fake Boys
10. Ancient Shores/Cynarae


1. True Love
2. Wolfnote
3. Hired Goons
4. Fade
5. Burden
6. Assault USA
7. XRepentanceX
8. Lies
9. Semper Eadem
10. Heavy Chains


1. Cold Existence/KDC/Keepsake/Mental Prison @ Eastside Joes (Las Vegas, NV) (11/16)
2. Narrows/Lies @ Vacation Vinyl (Los Angeles, CA) (11/2)
3. Hoax/Gods America/Nests/Value @ Kramer's House (Las Vegas, NV) (9/1)
4. Illustrations/Value/In Fugue @ Shaman Thunderdome (Las Vegas, NV) (12/21)
5. Twin Steps @ Artifice (Las Vegas, NV) (8/15)
6. Alkaline Trio/Bayside @ Fremont Country Club (Las Vegas, NV) (4/27)
7. Fucked Up/Tony Molina/Gods America @ Backstage Bars & Billiards (Las Vegas, NV) (10/16)
8. Street Dogs/Old Firm Casuals/Death March/Bricktop @ Las Vegas Country Salon (Las Vegas, NV) (8/7)
9. Black Antler/Nemesis @ Kobo (Columbus, OH) (3/13)
10. The Casualties/Negative Approach/MDC @ Las Vegas Country Salon (Las Vegas, NV) (11/8)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Best Of 2011

Pointless, out of date but with a little foreshadowing. This list was put together over a few cold Zanesville nights two years ago. I'm only really posting it because my Best of 2013 list will rear its head soon. After both are posted you will see a few bands go between the two. And even a few that either became Head2wall Records bands or people from those bands started new bands that did so (or will have records coming out next year). I'm not sure why I didn't put these in actual order, maybe I just couldn't do it at that point. Its easier to put things in order when you know where to start. 2013 seems to have been an easier year with that for me. Also I had yet to go to either of the American Nightmare reunion shows and rather than trying to figure out what to take off I would rather just post this list as it was.


Adele - 21
Backtrack - Darker Half
Cold Cave - The Great Pan Is Dead
Fireworks - Gospel
Foundation - When The Smoke Clears
Full Of Hell - Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home
Omegas - Blasts Of Lunacy
Pala - We Don’t Exist
Ringworm - Scars
Scapegoat - S/T


Another Mistake - Lies For Lust
Damages - Unlucky Love In Lonesome Twenty-Something Hell
End Of A Year (Self Defense Family) - Island Series Volume 1
FocusedxMinds - Stay Focused
Moutheater - Colonial
No Tolerance - No Remorse, No Tolerance
Sacred Love - Dividing Lines
Sixes - Morning
Triceratops - Beeple Beeple Whomple
Twin Steps - Serial Parade


End of a Year (Self Defense Family)/Fires
Full Of Hell/Goldust
Kill Life/33
Rot In Hell/Horders
The Saddest Landscape/We Were Skeletons
Written Off/Out Crowd


Dead Weight
Drug Church
Empire Of Rats
Life After Death
New Brigade

Live Bands

All Else Failed @ This Is Hardcore
Foundation @ This Is Hardcore Pre-Show
Life After Death @ Summer Of Hate
Ringworm @ This Is Hardcore
Make Do And Mend @ Strip Club
Noose @ The White House
The Ropes @ The White House
Sacred Love @ The White House
Triceratops @ The 15th House
We Were Skeletons @ The Legion Of Doom

Things that should have been

Empire - 7"
Eternal Sleep - Demo
Hard - Demo
Life After Death - Full Length
Light Years - 7"
Mind Crimes - 7"
Ryan Gosling's Joystick - Anything
Rancid - Eighth Studio LP