Hydrogen Man Records is excited to announce the upcoming release of “Fucklove: Prophet of Death” by Philadelphia’s Congenital Death, the bands first full length LP. Available digitally on June 14th, with vinyl coming July 1st from both Hydrogen Man Records and Ranch Jams.
If you’ve been going to shows in Philadelphia over the last five years (or caught them on tour), it is likely that at some point, Congenital Death has made an impression on you. There’s been some lineup changes and stylistic mutation over the years, but one thing has been true the whole time: They write razor sharp hardcore songs, and deliver them with unbelievable fury.
There’s something menacing, almost mechanical about the tempos and guitar riffs on this record, it’s impossible not to be filled with tension when listening to it. There are occasional small passages where the volume comes down leaving only some strange unsettling melody, setting you up for the next explosion. The production is smart; it’s a full and clear sounding recording, thick and heavy, it feels like standing in the middle of the band. It’s a fitting representation of this outfit that just seems to get more focused, more abrasive, and more unusual every year.
You can watch the music video for Congenital Death’s previously unreleased song, “This Is What (American) Dreams Are Made Of,” now here.
01. Dasein Striving
02. Alyosha The Pot
03. City Mouse, Country Mouse
04. The Deep Silence
06. This Is What (American) Dreams Are Made Of
07. The Profane Angel Descends
08. Om (All Good Things)
09. Congenital Death (The Mortician’s Friend)
11. World B. Free II
12. The Profane Angel Descends: Man’s Responsibility
13. When The Porridge Is Cold
14. Magna Carta (Magnum Opus)
15. Tuscan Pain
Pre-order for "Fucklove: Prophet of Death" begins June 1st. Available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, and elsewhere June 14th.
Formed in 2009, Michigan’s Great Reversals has steadily built an impressive discography. Releasing a host of EPs and splits, the band has consistently churned out powerful hardcore centered around deeply personal, often philosophical lyrics infused with the idealism that has always been at the heart of the DIY scene.
Now the band is poised to unleash their debut LP Mere Mortals in collaboration with State of Mind Recordings, Bitter Melody Records, and Hydrogen Man Records. Spanning 11 songs in total, “Mere Mortals” channels 90’s heavyweights like Trial, Integrity and Harvest, while infusing occasional moments of post-rock flair. Lyrically, the record is a reflection on the often desperate and heart-breaking state of the human condition, as seen through the lenses of friends, family, and acquaintances. Recorded and mixed by Andy Nelson, and mastered by Brad Boatright, the weight of the record’s subject matter is surpassed only by its crushing production, resulting in a jarring and colossal listen.
100 on purple
150 on yellow
150 on black
You can stream Great Reversals new song “Capsized” at listen.hydrogenmanrecords.com and pre-order the record along with an exclusive pre-order only shirt at hydrogenman.storenvy.com.
2. Mouths To Feed
3. Swallowing Sand
4. Take This Life
5. Dead of Winter
6. The Stairwell
9. Preparing the Way
11. Other Worldly
Pre-order "Mere Mortals" here
HMR012: HOST "Death Will Claim These Tired Bones" 12"
Hydrogen Man Records and Cricket Cemetery are proud to be releasing the final offering from New Hampshire's HOST. The LP features 11 songs of dark, metallic and crust influenced hardcore.
HMR013: OF FEATHER AND BONE "False Healer" 12"
OF FEATHER AND BONE present a crushing assault of dark hardcore, backed by noisy guitars, pissed lyrics, and unforgiving intensity. The LP features six songs of crust-influenced hardcore mastered by Audiosiege.
HMR014: CAPACITIES "Self Titled" 12"
CAPACITIES play aggressive and melodic hardcore. Formed in 2012, the band includes members of BLACK KITES, LESS LIFE, and THE SADDEST LANDSCAPE. Their final record features 13 new songs packed full of raw and emotional intensity.
New Congenital Death music video featuring an unreleased song off their upcoming LP "Fucklove: Prophet of Death." Available in July 1st from Hydrogen Man Records and Ranch Jams.