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    Best Hardcore Band BOA Award Winner

    Abuse of Power

    Best Hardcore Band BOA Award Winner

    Misanthropic Aggression

    Best Hardcore Band BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2018 » After Dark » Critics Pick
    Abuse of Power
    It’s no surprise that Abuse of Power is the de facto leader of Atlanta hardcore. The group’s View of the Few single, and a cover of Car Vs. Driver’s Blame, are understated and message-oriented while avoiding pedantics. Each song defies the lack of diversity that plagues hardcore by the numbersmore...

    It’s no surprise that Abuse of Power is the de facto leader of Atlanta hardcore. The group’s View of the Few single, and a cover of Car Vs. Driver’s Blame, are understated and message-oriented while avoiding pedantics. Each song defies the lack of diversity that plagues hardcore by the numbers with melodic riffs, sluggish/furious breakdowns, and vocals that elicit call-and-response, old-school-pile-on vibes. Such a tight, distinctive sound sets a high precedent for all of their counterparts to follow.

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    Best Hardcore Band BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2013 » After Dark » Critics Pick
    Cheap Art
    Atlanta’s hardcore scene has been on a creative high, with power violence masters Cheap Art leading the charge. In the past year, the band has expanded both its sound and its membership, going from a duo to a four-piece since forming in December of 2011. Cheap Art’s DIY commitment to play anywheremore...
    Atlanta’s hardcore scene has been on a creative high, with power violence masters Cheap Art leading the charge. In the past year, the band has expanded both its sound and its membership, going from a duo to a four-piece since forming in December of 2011. Cheap Art’s DIY commitment to play anywhere at any time ended up putting the band in contact with two out-of-town hardcore labels that split-released its Desocialized 7-inch this summer. The group is quickly cementing itself as a standard bearer in a thriving hardcore scene. www.cheapart.bandcamp.com. less...

    Best Hardcore Band BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2012 » After Dark » Critics Pick
    Bukkake Boys

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