Friday, June 3, 2011

FRIDAY AFTERNOON 1990'S CRUSTGRIND BLOWOUT

No really.

I want your weekend to be filled with pain and despair.
Let these six albums guide your misery.


SYSTRAL - FEVER... THE MAXIMUM CARNAGE (1995)


Systral came from Bremen, Germany. Fever was originally released in 1995, but re-released in 1997 with several tracks from earlier 7" efforts. This is the expanded version, and it is full of short, fast, chaotic bursts of pure rage and violence. Also of note: on this album, they cover both Kylie Minogue ("Confide In Me") and Motorhead ("We Are The Road Crew"). If you like Dystopia, chances are you'll like this.

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ENEWETAK - AND THE BEAT GOES ON (1996)


We last checked in on Enewetak HERE, with focus placed on their 1997 album Onward To Valhalla. In that post, I claimed "To be quite honest, they sound a whole lot like Dystopia. A WHOLE lot."
They really do. This was their first full-length. If you like Dystopia, chances are you'll like this.

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WELLINGTON - THANK YOU JESUS EP (1996)


Wellington, like so many other excellent crust/grind/hardcore acts of the 1990's, hailed from Arizona (Tempe, to be exact). They were quite a bit sludgier than the other acts featured in today's post, bent on doom and utter nihilism. Their career was short (about four years) and their releases were few, but Thank You Jesus is a fair representation of their sound and world-view, a half-hour plunge into total oblivion via walls of screaming distortion. They sort of sound like, uh.... Dystopia.

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UNRUH - MISERY STRENGTHENED FAITH (1997)

RIP Dr. Jack

Speaking of killer fucking bands from Arizona, how 'bout a little slice of Unruh to round things out? Named after infamous serial murderer Howard Unruh (who killed 13 people in one day), the band's sound and intensity could definitely be likened to some sort of multi-state killing spree, fraught as it is with blastbeats, screechy guitars, and harsh, howled vocals.
Definitely a bit more "upbeat" than Wellington, but still full of hatred and evil. If you like Dystopia, chances are you'll like this.

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UNRUH - SETTING FIRE TO SINKING SHIPS (1999)


This band is fucking great. Let's double up.

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SEA OF DEPRIVATION - CATHARSIS IN DISHARMONY (2000)


OK, so this album didn't technically come out in the 90's. But it fits in perfectly with the other albums presented here today, both in its Arizonan ancestry and in its foul spirit of sick, ugly hardcore. Did I mention that it basically sounds exactly like Dystopia?
I've heard that the singer offed himself after the release of this album, leaving it as the sole evidence Sea of Deprivation ever existed. Although I have not yet confirmed the authenticity of this claim, it would surely make sense, considering the suicidal misanthropy present throughout.
Nasty, nasty stuff.

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6 comments:

Pete said...

Dude! Unruh? I remember the SETTING FIRE TO SINKING SHIPS album: Good shit! Damn, the memories...

The Thing That Should Not Be said...

KILLER bands one and all. I got to see Systral live back in the day with fellow Euro-ragers Carol - they were FUCKING AWESOME.

Jason said...

Think I found my next desktop image--that picture with the fucking Klingon, a guy with leather panty on his head and a fucking T Rex in the background. Cheers.

au·tism (ô'tĭz'əm) said...

unruh is a good compliment to phx/tempe hc. try pay neuter, vomitus, job for a cowboy, etts, and battleskar tarantula.

Supreme said...

Huh, I sort of know the bassist of Sea of Deprivation. My friends and I used to call him Carcass Shirt Guy because everytime we saw him at a show or a party he'd be wearing the same exact Carcass shirt. I think he bought a new shirt a couple of years ago. Riveting tale, eh?

I suppose I should get around to checking out his band.

bloodler said...

thanks for the post man, this came at a time when i happen to be listening to a whole lot of dystopia lately