Saturday, September 10, 2022

Tastes Like Burning

Tastes Like Burning was a band from Prince Edward Island, Canada, active in the late 90s/early 00s. Their lyrics and accompanying shows were usually political in nature, touching on such topics as women's rights, abortions, violence, music scene politics, agriculture, ecology, etc.


Slow Decay of Compassion (2000) 

The Imposition of Order (2001)

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Best Friends

Best Friends was a screamo band from the North Shore area of Massachusetts (2007-2008) that released one EP on compact disc in 2008, which was rereleased on very limited run vinyl in 2022. In 2008 the band consisted of Jon Pellegrini and Nick Dart on guitars, Bill Jackson and Colin Roy on vocals, Alec Roy on bass, and Joe Legere on drums. The group began when high school musicians Jon, Nick, Alec, and Joe joined up with vocalists Bill and Colin, who were already members of established local metal acts What Once Was and Prior To Burial, respectively. The band's sound is rooted in 90-2000's screamo and post-hardcore, combining short, fasts bursts of energy with more melodic, restrained portions and eschewing the stereotypical hardcore sound of the time. Soon after recording and distributing the EP in spring 2008, Pellegrini abruptly left the group for personal reasons which ultimately led to their breakup. Members would later move on to other music projects in various capacities; Nick and Alec formed Killing Endless Time, Nick and Joe formed Talk To Me and played in the band UJB, Colin joined the band Zeel. Bill would be the most prolific of them all, performing guitar, bass, or vocals in various bands Ape Up!, Dry Heave, Psychic Weight, and Shroud. Bandmates mostly keep in touch and still occasionally collaborate on music as of 2022.


Best Friends – 2008 EP


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Various Artist: Emotional Lorax

I hope if you're a reader of this blog you're potentially already in the 'emo archive' discord. The owner of the discord organized a pretty hefty compilation of various stuff that members have discovered over the past few months. I haven't been able to listen to the entire thing, but this discord doesn't fuck around when it comes to music discovery. Some of this is very, very obscure, and super cool. I only suggested one track for it (Hint - Stay Alone... lmao). I don't think the compilation is 100% pure skramz, but, you'll enjoy it anyway for sure.

Go download and listen!

Download link here at the blog that released it

Friday, April 1, 2022



Lazy post for an awesome band I found on this YouTube. Just getting you the download links. Really good.

Self Titled

Sunday, March 20, 2022



Found this through a friend of the blog. Really sick. 90s, kind of riot grrl / emo mix.

Hospital Haunts


This was previously on my youtube, but downloads were not available.


Sunday, January 30, 2022



Major props to the youtuber above, this is pretty good. The only info I have from this band is what I can glean from the youtube above. Active 2009, and from Fresno, CA. Instrumentals on this are pretty amazing, along with dual shouting vocals. Overall, one of the better things I've heard in a bit. I'll see if the youtuber has any more info on them.

5 Song Demo CDr