15 hours ago
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
So here I am, Christmas morning, bedridden with a fever of approximately 692 degrees. Ugh. Fuck Christmas.
Anyhow, when I'm depressed or pissed off, there's usually only one thing that can make me feel better. The brutal, crusty grindcore of East Bay (via Orange County) shredders Dystopia.
The first time I ever heard Dystopia, I was 17 years old. My upstairs neighbor Gordon brought home a copy of their split 12" with Skaven. The whole album blew me away, but the Dystopia songs were especially awesome, and remain my favorite Dystopia tracks today. "Anger Brought By Disease" and "Taste Your Own Medicine" were magical hymns to my high school-aged ears, expressing a rage and frustration that I was nowhere near articulate enough to explain myself. A couple months later, me and the bros drove 5 hours to see them live at 924 Gilman in Berkeley. The rest, as they say, is history.
So here, as a Christmas gift, I present Dystopia's complete catalog of digital releases, "Human = Garbage", "The Aftermath" (a collection of tracks from split LPs, including the songs from the Skaven split), and their long-awaited new album, simply titled "Dystopia". Get 'em now, so that next time
YOU'RE feeling down, you'll have the bros in Dystopia to help you through. Dystopia feels your pain.
And FUCK CHRISTMAS.
HUMAN = GARBAGE (1994)
THE AFTERMATH (1999)
Posted by Shelby Cobras at 5:46 PM