2020 AOTY List – The Editor’s Picks

Ok, so my favorite albums of 2020. Look, there are three ways I could open this list. First, I could do the super hack, super tedious "ugh 2020, what an unprecedented year." The second is to type some long screed and pretend everything's hunky-dory. But I'm going with the third option: let's say fuck it … Continue reading 2020 AOTY List – The Editor’s Picks

2020 AOTY List by Henry Navarre

Henry was a welcome recent addition to the Burnt Coffee executive reviewer's board. As you will soon see via this list, the man has eclectic tastes! So without further adieu, I present you Henry's AOTY list. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/36exdycl25xcv6cI3WhSDY?si=FUdt4nsHQf22Ulig8zSQpw 15) Sightless Pit - Grave Of A Dog There’s probably ten modern hardcore records that I listened to … Continue reading 2020 AOTY List by Henry Navarre

2020 EPs of the Year – The Editor’s Picks

Before I go into my albums of the year, I wanted to give the often overlooked format of the EP the love it deserves. I tried to keep this list to a Top 10, but narrowing it down was difficult, so I've added 10 more honorable mentions - check 'em out! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VcDLGmAxL7xB4b0dVSgsR?si=KI66Gh7sSfm6SAQ4gt16vA Honorable Mentions (in … Continue reading 2020 EPs of the Year – The Editor’s Picks

2020 AOTY list by Jason (Breaths/CHNNLR)

To kick off Burnt Coffee Reviews' round of end-of-year lists we've asked Jason Roberts of the new one-man project Breaths to give us his favorite albums of 2020. You may recognize Jason from his other project CHNNLR, but if you aren't familiar with either band I highly recommend checking out both. Breaths' debut album Lined … Continue reading 2020 AOTY list by Jason (Breaths/CHNNLR)

Single Premiere: “Constable” by Conduit

Today is a day of firsts! Not only is this Burnt Coffee Reviews' first premiere, but this single also comes to us from Sleeping Village Records' first entry in a series of 2-track split releases. Here at Burnt Coffee Inc. we are happy to serve up the second track from that split: "Constable" by Conduit. … Continue reading Single Premiere: “Constable” by Conduit

Bitch Falcon – Staring at Clocks Review

It starts with a harrowing screech. The bone-chilling battle cry of a bird of prey. The first few seconds of guitar feedback on this debut let you know one thing: the Bitch Falcon has landed. Staring at Clocks is the debut album of Dublin trio Bitch Falcon, who has aptly been described as a "dream-grunge" … Continue reading Bitch Falcon – Staring at Clocks Review

War On TV – War On TV Review

From the first meandering notes of the opening bass groove melting into the guitar line, it seems that War On TV is attempting to craft something unique and contemporary while embracing the spirit of the mid-nineties. The eponymous release conjures aromas of Soundgarden, American Football, and Coheed and Cambria but has no intent of being … Continue reading War On TV – War On TV Review

Daufødt – 1000 Island Review

Too often in hardcore, a full length record is plagued by either a flatline of energy where each song sounds like the last, leaving little to be explored, or misguided attempts at something new, stripping the artist of their edge. Oslo hardcore outfit Daufødt manages so avoid both with their furious debut full length 1000 … Continue reading Daufødt – 1000 Island Review

Luwten – Door EP Review

There’s a certain comfort that comes with delirium. You know, one of those nights where you stay up too late bullshitting, fighting the temptation to fall asleep but for no real reason. There’s something very haunting yet freeing about being left alone, half-awake with your thoughts. Luwten’s latest EP Door embodies this feeling sonically.  https://youtu.be/YSe1MYbKiYwContinue reading Luwten – Door EP Review