Saturday, May 25, 2013


After my post on the Hudson Hardcore Volume 1 compilation tape here, a comment was left asking if somebody had Implicate's 'Sworn Anomie' CD. Well I do, so here it is, as well as their self-titled 7". The cd was released by the band themselves in 1998, and is really solid from start to finish, great 90s metallic NYHC. Their dual vocals approach really worked for them, the vocals differ quite a bit which helps ofcourse. The 3 tracks that appeared on the Hudson Hardcore comp were taken from this CD, with 4 additional tracks. An underrated album.

Their self-titled 7" was released on Penske Material out of California, in 1999. By that time one of the singers had left the band, so there's only one singer on this recording. Not that it matters a lot, the 7" is great as well. They re-recorded 2 songs and added 2 new ones. Good stuff still, but the lack of the additional voice makes it stand out a bit less than their CD. But overall, Implicate were an underrated upstate NY band, so check it out.If anybody has any info on the band, please leave a comment.

Implicate - Sworn Anomie CD
Implicate - s/t 7"

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hudson Hardcore Volume 1 compilation tape

Here's a cool compilation/3-way split tape with 3 good upstate NY bands that was released on Dynasty Records in 1998. I don't know if Dynasty managed to do a follow-up comp or not? If someone knows, drop a comment, I would love to know. Anyway, this comp features Implicate, Slipfist and Sedition with 3 songs each.

Implicate are the best band on here for me. Their dual vocal attack combined with solid metallic new school meets NYHC hardcore is really good. Their songs here are taken from their self-released, and awesome, 'Sworn Anomie' CD from 1998. The band also did a 7" in 1999, again great stuff. Slipfist are also great, they have hints of Vision Of Disorder and One 4 One in their metallic hardcore sound, nothing wrong with that! They did 2 demo's and then quit, but the band recently got together to write some new music, and also put their 2 demo's out on CD not too long ago, you can listen to them here. John Vista (Inner Dam) did an interview with their guitarist Todd which you can read here. Their songs are taken from both demo's. Sedition rounds off this demo and their songs are taken from their 1998 demo. I wish I knew anything about them, but I don't. If you do, please leave a comment. Good harsh up-tempo NYHC with some nice shouted vocals.

Hudson Hardcore Volume 1 compilation tape