Cheap, chock full of music and bloody good!
It's round six for Trial And Error Records' sampler series Hardcore Metal which is designed at putting together a compilation of metal, hardcore, and punk artists that showcases new acts and releases that are out and about or about to hit the market. Volume six is no different and features 27 acts across the aforementioned genres and runs just over 76 minutes in total. So there is plenty to choose from and enough to satisfy everyone.
Various genres of metal are represented on Volume 6 with a strong leading towards metalcore acts with The Daylight Curse (with Prepare To Burn), In Name And Blood (with If Friends Were Flowers), All That Remains (with Tattered On My Sleeve), The Acacia Strain (with Carbomb/Brown Noise) and Scarlet (with Law Is Lawless) representing the current trendy genre on here. More straight forward metal isn't neglected with the likes of From The Ruins (with Against The Tide, which is the first of three unreleased tracks prior to appearing on this compilation), Callenish Circle (with Ignorant), Carpathian (with Suckerpunch), Through His Blood (with I Believe, also unreleased to this point from the band who formed out of the ashes of Embodiment 12:14), Samsara (with Samsara, which is the final of the unreleased tracks, and the band features past members of Mindsnare, Blood Duster and In:Extremis) and The Rivalry (with Cancel The Cheque) getting a showing as well.
Extreme metal fans will dig the tracks from Darkthrone (with Too Old Too Cold), Psycroptic (with Repairing The Dimentional Cluster) and Visceral Bleeding (with Carved Down To The Bone) as well as the chaotic Curl Up And Die (with Zero MPH Fallover). The melodic metal melodies of Katatonia (with Dissolving Bonds) aren't overlooked either.
North coast hardcore legends Against (with We Built This) represent strongly along side Parkway Drive (with Picture Perfect, Pathetic), First Blood (with Victim) and Bad Blood (with No More Denial). For emo rock fans, there's Stretch Arm Strong (with Faces), A Death In The Family (with Scrape), screamo from Life In Pictures (with Sharp Shift) and some noise infested rock from Sincebyman (with Quid Pro Quo Motherfucker). Punk gets a brief look in with Just Say Go (with By My Side), Jaws (Self Sabotage) and finally Away From Now (with Peace Could Take Forever).
Whilst there is a definitely slant towards the various genres that make up the metal scene at the moment, there's still a reasonable representation of other genres over the 27 tracks that make up Trial And Error Hardcore Metal Volume 6 to make it a fairly well rounded compilation overall. When you consider the measly $10 price tag for this release (and that is in Australian pesos), you simply can't go past the value that Trial And Error has once again put together as this really is a fantastic way to sample new releases and artists.
(Trial And Error Records/Stomp Distribution)