[ALBUM REVIEW] Miozän: Surrender Denied

Band: Miozän

Album: Surrender Denied

Record Label: Demons Run Amok Entertainment

Out now

Reviewed by Derek J. Huckel


Miozän is a quintessential hardcore band, with Surrender Denied being their prime opus. The new album kicks ass from the opening track, Broken Wings to the final gasp on the album closer, We’ll Make The Difference! These veterans were founded in 1991 and this is their sixth album, which has been much anticipated by fans and surely worth the wait since the last recording, Thorn In Your Side (2000)

Surrender Denied has many strong political, anti-fascist, positive and uplifting messages over some relentless hardcore with pummeling riffs, bone-crunching breakdowns, and anthemic sing-alongs. Some groups just have ‘it’- a certain something – and these guys have it in spades. Surrender… is what a collision between the past and present pillars of this music sub-genre like Warzone, Sick of it All, and The Bruisers would sound like.

All tracks on here are winners! Broken Wing, 4 Chord Truth, & Dare To Dream, We All Make The Difference are all standouts that slam hard with great breakdowns and catchy lyrics to get the listener in.

Miozän oozes the spirit of hardcore from their hearts, and each song bristles with their passion and it’s palpable through the headphones and speakers. If you love hardcore and are looking for a new addition to your collection, or are new to hardcore this is a good place to start.


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Miozän Broken Wing

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Written by Derek Huckel

Derek J. Huckel is an amalgam of live gigs and concerts since about 1989. Hard-Ons, Hellmen, Mass Appeal were the bill of a first show he attended and it all changed from there really. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Sex Pistols and Chipmunk Punk were early childhood faves. Mix that with these Sydney bands mentioned, and a steady diet of the Trade Union Club, Evil Star, Hopetoun Hotels and the St James Tavern who served a feast of other audio morsels ranging from those above, King Snake Roost, Roddy Radaj, and the Southern Fried Kidneys. Space Juniors and the Falling Joys. An eclectic mix of aural pleasures became his delectation. The 90's saw an addition of hardcore like Toe to Toe, and the like. London called for several years, a second home, and tastes thus broadened to include world music, and blues, also electronica, as new influences... It hasn't stopped.


[PHOTOS] DEAD LETTER CIRCUS + The Strangers at Badlands Bar, Perth