Cleveland's underground Hardcore scene has had a lot of ups and downs over the years. Bands and styles that were once popular are now nothing but whispers and at times the butt of jokes. It's funny how things change over the years and for a while, I honestly thought that my local Hardcore scene has in the midst of it's death-throes or, even worse, dead.
Thankfully over the last few years, Cleveland Hardcore has had an awaken of sorts. Sure, bands have come and gone but the ones that stick around write some of the best music I've heard come out of this miserable city of rust and broken dreams. Yet, if I had to think of one band in my local scene that I think everyone should be watching; one band that I know for a fact is going to blow up into something bigger it's Hellbound. This 5-piece plays Hardcore the way I like it: heavy, uncompromising, and crunchy. Sure this style may not be for everyone, but I know for damn sure that these boys will be a recognized name very soon.
Check out Hellbound below and follow them on Facebook here! Also, if you're in the area and want the check them out, here's their next local show!