I’m pretty horrible at introducing things to be honest. I never know how to start these columns in a way that gets people’s attention. So lets try this:
Screamo is punk. Punk is protest music. It inherently places itself against the white supremacist capitalist status quo. If you take issue with this, don’t call yourself a punk.
Black Lives Matter. Today, yesterday, and forever.
Here’s some music.
Some of you may know me as Nine Circle’s resident screamo apologist/evangelist. In the past, I’ve tried to work mention of albums in this style into my larger body of heavy music writing. Yet screamo has always been my favorite brand of hardcore, and I’ve always believed in screamo’s ability to stand on its own, even if its name still seems, at least to me, to be considered a dirty word. So, since the good folks of this website give me the freedom to write about what I want (they will come to regret this eventually), I decided to do something about that. Welcome to Chaos is Me, a monthly column where I will be listing off my favorite screamo releases from the past month (and beyond, as you’ll see below). August was the perfect month to kick this off as we got two absolutely gigantic albums dropping in back-to-back weeks. Without further ado, let’s do this… Continue reading