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Is KNOCKED LOOSE’s ‘You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To’ The Sickest Hardcore Record of 2024?

Photo By Jared Leibowitz

Until KNOCKED LOOSE’s new album You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To, I did not know that a Hardcore album could make me this happy! If I had to pick the best HC record of 2024 today, this exercise in sonic brutality would be it, hands motherfucking down! Every anthem on this affair is a seething audio river of feral destructive rage that is highly addictive and ultra enjoyable on so many levels. I can’t help but lose my shit as I blast “Don’t Reach For Me,” the breakdowns are bone crushing while the lyrics make reflect on the toxic relationships I have encountered in my life time.

I dream of a cleansing wave
Don’t reach for me
No lies can spread from a tongue removed
The weight of lies
Constricts your spine
I watch it kill you one day at a time
Crushing all you love
With every step
That’s exactly why your daughter left
Do you hate me yet?
Do you hate me now?
A fitting end for an absolute fucking clown
I dream of a cleansing wave
Set me free I return to form
No longer bound to me
And when your arms are too weak
To pull yourself back up
When your arms are too weak to reach for god
Don’t reach for me
Will you grow tired
Portraying divinity
Will your voice soon become hoarse
From the lies you
Scream for the skin to shed
I let you get to me
You let it get to your head

Knocked Loose “Don’t Reach For Me”

It’s the tones of empathy in between their maniacal storms of chaos that allows my mind to even immerse myself more into their music. Vocally, Knocked Loose is gnarly AF and I can’t get enough of their vocal delivery and direction. On the musical tip, this band is able to perfectly weave Hardcore with almost an industrial-infected sound that hits hard as a Texas-fed linebacker! Unholy mayhem, their song “Blind Faith” is a pummelling hymn that questions organized religion.

I am haunted
By the spirit again
I can’t feel it I pretend
There’s something inside me that won’t let it in
Im alone
So I beg
Beg for a chance in a circle of snakes
A life consumed by faith
From inside I can hear their call
Offering the blood of god
Fall in line now
Bow your head
I will suffer here instead of biting my tongue
Condemned to a life of pain until my time has come
No promise of heaven will make me march  
With my final breath I deny the church
The word becomes the law
Fall in line
The word becomes the law
Bend the knee
Child of God

Knocked Loose “Blind Faith”

I want this band to know that I’m a huge fucking fan and that songs like “Sit & Mourn” will be a part of my reality for life. Knocked Loose has knocked a whole other sense of radness into the Hardcore Scene globally. If I had to buy one HC record this year, You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To out NOW on Pure Noise Records) would be it!

Knocked Loose Upcoming Tour Dates

Aug 06: Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center *
Aug 07: Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake *
Aug 09: Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena *
Aug 10: Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion *
Aug 12: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
Aug 14: Gilford, NH – BankNH Pavilion *
Aug 15: Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center *
Aug 17: Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena *
Sep 07: Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre #
Sep 08: Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Styles Resorts Amphitheater #
Sep 11: Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater #
Sep 13: Inglewood, CA – Intuit Dome #
Sep 14: Inglewood, CA – Intuit Dome #
Sep 15: Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre #
Sep 17: Austin, TX – Moody Center #
Sep 18: Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion #
Sep 21: Des Moines, IA – Knotfest Iowa at Waterworks Park #

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