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One of my good friends just put me on to this Danish band. A nice and unique mixture of metal, blues and punk with an excellent singer.
This song features the singer of Napalm Death.
Heavy Fucking Metal Bread. Eat this!!!!!
“…block by block, taking it all back, the youth’s immersed in poison – turn the tide, counterattack. Violence against violence, let the roundups begin. A firestorm to purify the bane that society drowns in”.
Though this song is almost 20 years old it still makes me just want to break shit and go beserk – everytime I listen to it. In a positive way.
I discovered Earth Crisis back in 1996 I think, when I bought a copy of “Gomorrah’s Season Ends” at a Battery and Damnation A.D. show. I got a dub of “Destroy The Machines” earlier, but “Gomorrah’s…” really sparked my interest in the band. They were a major influence from then on, music-wise, but, more important, when it comes to the straight-edge- and vegan/vegetarian-lifestyle. They were among the first to really combine the sonic violence and intensity of extreme-metal with a hardcore-attitude. And all the controversy that surrounded them, the militance, were very appealing at that time and had me researching for more bands of such nature (and there were plenty in the mid to late 90ies).
With their first 7″ “All Out War”, released in 1992, they were way ahaed of the time. Their first full-length “Destroy The Machines” suffered from an indifferent, bottom-heavy production which makes it hard to catch all the details. “Gomorrah’s Season Ends” is EC on their creative peak. They were lightyears ahaed of all the “chugga-chugga” bands back then, with their complex compositions, the layers of sound, the production. My favourite release however, is their second 7″ “Firestorm”, released in 1993. For me it’s like the blueprint of what was to come in the later 90ies. They already show the ability to write rather complex songs, they develop a lot of the major motives and aesthetics … and with just four songs it’s 100% pure aggression from start to end.
I somehow lost the interest in their post-”Gomorrah’s…” musical output, but the material on the first two 7″es and the two albums are monuments. They perfectly capture the atmosphere and attitude of the 90ies vegan-sxe-scene, dark, gritty, aggressive and apocalyptic.
We sometimes used to cover “All Out War” (back to back with some old Strife-tune) back then and in 99% of the shows it was total chaos and rampage as soon as the first chords were struck and kids climbed on the stage, piled up, grabbed the mic and just went completely nuts.
Earth Crisis are currently recording a new album which is about to be released in 2011. Check their facebook-page for more info.
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“From every dingy basement on every dingy street,
every dragging handclap over every dragging beat,
that’s just the beat of time – the beat that must go on,
if you’ve been trying for years we already heard your song.”
“Death Or Glory” – The Clash
Well, try to tell it to this guy…