Film Review
Various Artists
Label: Hopeless Records
  • 4/5
Reviewed by STAFF

Hopeless/SubCity have teamed up with the Hot Topic Foundation for a CD/DVD compilation featuring today's most relevant screamcore metal bands. You'll find 21 tracks including bands like Chiodos, Saosin, As I Lay Dying, Silverstein, Aiden and so many more. But wait...there's more! Just when you've had your fill of all the killer screaming melodies, fire up the DVD for live video footage. In all, you'll find 17 revealing videos expressing each band's unique vibe.

For this reviewer, the most notable track was "Orchestra of Wolves" by Gallows which oozed with more pop melody than most others and had unique vocal and guitar signatures. Not that the other tracks should have pop sensibilities. All these bands have earned their metel core stripes and are worth a listen.

If you're a fan of the aforementioned bands, you won't be disappointed with the collection of tracks assembled for Hot Topic's worthy cause. The Hot Topic Foundation aims to support programs and organizations that specifically focus on encouraging and educating youth in music, creative writing, filmmaking and more. Be on the lookout for their next offering. In the meantime, pick this one up at Hot Topic stores or for only $9.99. 5% of the suggested retail price will be donated and help the Foundation continue to make a difference.


CD Track Listing:

  1. Chiodos - Teeth The Size Of Piano Keys
  2. Silverstein - If You Could See Into My Soul
  3. Saosin - Collapse
  4. Alesana - Ambrosia
  5. Every Time I Die - We're Wolf
  6. The Chariot - They Faced Each Other
  7. The Human Abstract - Nocturne
  8. As I Lay Dying - Nothing Left
  9. The Devil Wears Prada - Don't Drink And Dance
  10. Parkway Drive - Boneyards
  11. August Burns Red - Composure
  12. Job For A Cowboy - Embedded
  13. See You Next Tuesday - Here, Take This Pill
  14. Converge - No Heroes
  15. Poison The Well - Letter Thing
  16. Memphis May Fire - Cowbell's Making A Comeback
  17. HORSE The Band - Murder
  18. Gallows - Orchestra Of Wolves
  19. Aiden - We Sleep Forever
  20. Pierce The Veil - I'd Rather Die Than Be Famous
  21. The Fall Of Troy - Cut Down All The Trees And Name The Streets After Them

DVD Track Listing:

  1. Chiodos - The Words Best Friend Become Redefined
  2. Silverstein - If You Could See Into My Soul
  3. Boys Night Out - Up With Me
  4. Alesana - Ambrosia
  5. Escape The Fate - Situations
  6. Every Time I Die - We're Wolf
  7. The Chariot - They Faced Each Other
  8. As I Lay Dying - Nothing Left
  9. The Human Abstract - Vela, Together We Await The Storm
  10. August Burns Red - Composure
  11. Converge - No Heroes
  12. Job For A Cowboy - Embedded
  13. Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - Dry The River
  14. HORSE The Band - New York City
  15. Gallows - In The Belly Of A Shark
  16. Aiden - We Sleep Forever
  17. Kaddisfly - Empire

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