black and white and red all over (2002/ASSAULT)
HARDCORE. Lyrically dark and desperate, THE DISASTER come out of New York City with a blast of powerful and melodic hardcore with raspy forced singing. The music is classic hardcore with melodic sensibilities. THE DISASTER sound like the most incredible combination of KID DYNAMITE, ANOTHER BREATH and VERSE. The hoarse vocals are hard and harsh. They fuel the music with angst-ridden lyrics about depression, death and other dismal outcomes. Great lyrics, fast-paced drumming, blazing guitars, and thumping bass propel this into a fireball of fury. Every song is short, unyielding, and lethal. While banging out straight-ahead adrenalized rhythms, THE DISASTER is capable of sneaking in gusts of catchy melody.
HARDCORE. Classic 3 song rager from 1980. Less than a year removed from "realities of war" the sound is already faster and more aggressive, leaving '70s punk behind and blazing into pure hardcore raw punk. This record has 3 of DISCHARGE's best songs which are just pure blasts of raw anger and urgency. UK hardcore as it's best!
HARDCORE. DISCHARGE are one of the most influential bands of hardcore and punk. Now many purest complain about how the new DISCHARGE has Rat from THE VARUKERS taking over vocal duties. The 14 track album on this picture-disk album is just as brutal as "hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing". Bones after his tenure with BROKEN BONES has finely tuned his guitar skill and rips like few punks can. The snare is constantly battering your brain, the bass guitar’s exploration of the genre is clear, you can almost hear the spit hitting the mic from Rat’s screaming, the guitar is not as crushing as their other albums but this allows the bass to be heard. If you like DISCHARGE get this album.
fight back (2011/HAVOC)
HADCORE. "fight back" contains 5 song blast of pure anger and energy - DISCHARGE at their finest here. Pure beat raw hardcore-punk against which all the successors can be measured. This hard driving music is the perfect vehicle for the outrage at war and oppression conveyed by the harsh lyrics and graphics.
hear nothing, see nothing (2008/HAVOC/CAPTAIN OI)
HARDCORE. A re-issue of the skull-splitting debut full length from Britain's hardcore legends. Originally released in 1982, the album is a hurricane of wall-of-sound brutality, delivered with D.I.Y. ethics and an apocalyptic and anti-establishment bravado. In addition to the 14 album tracks you also get several bonus tracks, analog mastered from the original master tapes. Vinyl comes with gatefold-cover.
never again (2011/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. It's 1981, the cold war rages, threatening to turn hot at any moment as Reagan, Thatcher and Brezhnev seem poised to destroy the world in a descent to nuclear madness. Using cover art appropriated from 1930's anti fascist agit-prop DISACHARGE links the bleak reality of Thatcher's Britain with the descent to totalitarian oppression and war of an earlier generation. A bit more polished than the 1st three 7"s and the "why?" MLP, "never again" delivers 3 blasts of hardcore.
realities of war (2011/HAVOC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The classic 1st 7" from DISCHARGE circa 1980. A monumental record that helped jumpstart the hardcore movement around the world. This is one of a handful of records from 1980 that pushed '70s punk into the bleak era of the 1980's hardcore scene. DISCHARGE set the standard with their raw and uncompromising visual style and unbridled hardcore-punk music.
state violence, state control (2011/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. DISCHARGE's 5th 7", from 1982. The sound is a bit less raw and there is a tiny bit of the metal influence starting to show. The energy and power of "hear nothing see nothing say nothing" are starting to manifest on these tracks.
toronto '82: in the cold night (2015/UGLY POP)
HARDCORE. DISCHARGE are one of the greatest punk bands of all time, and this 1983 set captures them in ferocious form. Rescued from an old tape, the sound is violent, dirty and powerful, a raw document of a raw band blazing through 14 tracks of relentlessly furious hardcore. Fully legit and authorised, not a bootleg, with insert and poster. One-time press of 1000 copies only.
war is hell (2008/UNREST)
HARDCORE. Originally released as DISCHARGE's "tour edition" CD, this material is now being pressed on vinyl with bonus tracks. Tracks 1-13 are studio and live songs taken from the 2007 "beginning of the end" 7". Also included are 4 unreleased tracks from their first 1978 demo, recorded prior to Cal joining the band. This limited re-issue is definently a hardcore classic.
HARDCORE. Released in 1981 and packed with amazing anthems like "ain't no feeble bastard" DISCHARGE struck the middle ground between the dark, angry worldview and raw emotion of underground punk and the rowdy rock'n'roll of the better metal bands - when told DISCHARGE sounded like MÖTÖRHEAD, they replied, "they sound like us".
DISCHARGE / OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
HARDCORE/PUNK-ROCK. The first US pressing (originally pressed in the U.K. by Drunken Sailor Records) of this slab. DISCHARGE cuts "legacy left behind", a song that embraces their classic material as much as it updates it. With Rat Martin on vocals and founding member Tony Roberts on guitar, the band thrashes through an indictment of poor decisions made by political leaders. Although the song is fashioned in classic d-beat thrash the band cleans up its instrumentation. They keep their wall of sound energetic and crushing. On the flipside, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS contribute a song that is as unusual in its construction as the band's lineup, but fits perfectly well alongside their U.K. companion's smashing. In contrast "never run" is supported by a classic-sounding chorus, the song takes a familiar punk structure and makes it feel more like a timeless composition than a formula.
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
demo (2011/TO LIVE A LIE)
GRINDCORE. Blistering grindcore from DC. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST contains members from the ranks of MAGRUDERGRIND, COKE BUST, JUICE TIME, SICK FIX.
saturday night bleeder (2009/SCHIZOPHRENIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. DISCO ASSAULT is an up and coming new band from Windsor and their fine 5 song debut "saturday night bleeder" is a catchy disc as it's a raw mix of early 82 hardcore - think D.O.A. jamming with NEGATIVE APPROACH. Fast, in-your-face and a menace on the dance floor that doesn't fit so well with the jocks and trendoids of today. Limited run of 700 records.
PUNK-ROCK. "tyke" is the 2nd full-length album by DISCO//OSLO from Oldenburg, Germany. The northern folks deliver new 13 tracks in the same vein as their previous recordings. Musically they're fishing in the same water like TURBOSTAAT, BUT ALIVE, MUFF POTTER and PASCOW. Colored vinyl includes a thick booklet and a digital download card.