Agoraphobic Nosebleed / Converge

The Poacher Diaries

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"The Poached Diaries" finds Converge pushing their quirky, black version of screamy hardcore even further than before, with layered textures, throat-splitting emissions, and good old-fashioned metal riffs out the ass. Agoraphoric Nosebleed, as the name might suggest, offer an even more peculiar and cut-throat version of hardcore, complete with drum machine and off-the-wall samples. The mesh of these two bands results in one of the better and more interesting hardcore albums to see the light of day in the late '90s.

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