The scene is now

By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 30, 2009

OUR LOUDEST MUSIC IS AMAZING | Boston has a deep, almost genetic proclivity for cochlea-scraping volume. I'd even contend that Boston's best music is its loudest. Our Metal/Hardcore and Punk ballots were brimming with bands who couldn't be more defiant of the implications of their categories. Big Bear's baroquepocalypse, Disappearer's stoner flames, Ketman's radical punk adventures, and the slo-mo avalanches of Summerduck (who may have been too new to place this year) are among our city's finest, smartest, and (thus) most hype-resistant output. If you'd rather introduce the world to Boston's best acts, rather than have it the other way around, this scene is where you should start.

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