Seize To Hate was a hardcore band from Holyoke, MA that recorded this demo in the summer of 1994. Rough hardcore with raspy, burly vocals that are mixed with some pretty strange vocals from time to time that don't fit the music at all. I can't say this is the best demo I've ever heard, to put it mildly, but hey, I doubt many people outside of Western Mass ever heard of this band, let alone heard this demo, so I'm posting it for obscurity's sake, hah. The band would manage to release a CD later that year or in early 1995 called '94 Hatecore' on a local label called Fear The Dead Records, which I don't have. Fear The Dead operated out of Holyoke, MA as well, so it might have been their own label? I couldn't find any information on what the band members did before/after this band, if anybody has some info, please do share.
Recorded in late '96 and released in '97, here's the 'Before My Eyes' demo by the NJHC band Face Down NJ, altho at the time they hadn't yet added NJ to their name. I can't recall where I picked this up, but the band managed to tour Europe in late '97. I saw them in Dilsen, Belgium with I think Trapped In Life and a bunch of other bands. So I might've picked it up there... Anyways, Face Down played heavy metallic hardcore that mixes a harder, tough edge with some Snapcase-style riffs and a mix of vocal styles. Overall, it's a really solid demo, esp 'All Is Gone' is simply awesome. After this demo the band would add NJ to their name as there was also another Face Down active in Canada and over here in Belgium there was also a Facedown. The band then did the 'Angels With Soiled Wings' 7" in 1998 and appeared on some compilations. I have no clue what happened to the band or the band members afterwards tho, so if anybody has more info, please leave a comment!
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