Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Reality Compilation....Compilation

'Reality, Reality #2, #3 and #4'
Various Artists
1996 - 2002

Review by Brayden Bagnall

Genre/s: Powerviolence, Grindcore, Hardcore, Fastcore, Doom, Sludge, Noise Rock
For Fans Of Comps Such As: Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!, Possessed To Skate, This Comp Kills Fascists, Cry Now Cry Later

We've all seen it before: some kid's finally put the mosh shorts and Terror shirts to rest, and has begun poking around the darker, danker fringes of hardcore and punk only to arrive at this vital question 'can anyone recommend me any PV bands?'. Cue the barrage of suggestions that include ACxDC, Weekend Nachos and Ceremony's first few albums and you have all the ingredients for internet-music-nerd-rage and what I  can only assume would be a a broken heart - if I had one. Merely the thought of this brings a tear to my eye, so in a fit of manic uploading and cataloging I've sought to address this problem for anyone dipping their toes into the gnarly world of 90s powerviolence, and its various other offshoots.
Here we have four compilations put out by Deep Six, starting in the mid 90s. The Reality comps brought together some of the biggest names in powerviolence, grindcore, sludge and hardcore that were doing the rounds in LA at the time, as well as some forgotten and rarely mentioned gems (looking at you Unruh and Peter Mangalore). Part 3 sees the roster expanding to Chicago (Los Crudos) and San Diego (The Locust) and Part 4 even includes non US acts such as 324, Dudman and uh, Haymaker. I guess.
All in all, you're unlikely to find a better collection of classic PV bands in one place - an ideal starting point for you newbs out there or a excellent addition to any self respecting fan of the genre. All four comps - that's three 12"s and a 7" are here for your listening pleasure.

TRACKLISTING:

Reality (1996)
1. Excruciating Terror - In Control
2. Lack Of Interest - Impeached
3. Despise You - Copied Demise
4. Spazz - Gnome Servant
5. Crom - Hungry?
6. Man Is The Bastard - Tomb Ride
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Reality #2 (1997)
1. Asshole Parade - Soldiers
2. Excruciating Terror - Without Mercy
3. Dystopia - Backstabber
4. Infest - Cold Inside
5. Despise You - Memories Of Tomorrow
6. Lack Of Interest - No Sweat
7. Gasp - Planet Of The Apes
8. Suppression - Gangland Bodystak'em (C.I.A./Mafia Murder Conspiracy) / Human Fear
9. Noothgrush - Encasing
10. No Comply - The Empire Kids
11. Spazz  - Animal Liberation Now
12. Purgatoria - Infamous Deception
13. Man Is The Bastard - Untitled
14. Capitalist Casualties - Sentenced
15. Stapled Shut - Chavala
16. Enemy Soil - Common Ground
17. Evolved To Obliteration - Fucked Up Asshole
18. Bad Acid Trip - Plate Of Shrimp
19. C:###  - Skidmark
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Reality #3 (1999)
1. Crudos  - Sin Titulo
2. The Locust - Dog Without A Collar
3. Su19b - Bullshit Propaganda
4. Infest - Dead At Birth
5. Ruido - You're Not Human
6. Jenny Piccolo - Heavy Metal Weekend / Suicide Cliche
7. Halo Epidemic - Bench Warmer
8. MK Ultra - 52 Fluid Ounces
9. Black Army Jacket - 222 Part II 1998
10. Visual Discrimination - Solutions
11. Charles Bronson - Rich Crusties Shall Pay
12. Peter Mangalore - Gerwalk
13. Dropdead - Us And Them
14. Corrupted - Reference
15. Phobia - Stink Head / State And Enemy
16. Benumb - Liberation
17. Hellnation - Fight With No Fear
18. Bred On Deception - Slave To Convenience
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Reality #4 (2002)
1. 324 - Garden
2. Haymaker - Stressed Out
3. Hawgjaw - Embrace The Absence
4. Low Threat Profile - Untitled
5. In Spite - Back Fat Removed With Pickax
6. Manchurian Candidates - In Good Faith
7. Progeria - Either Way / Neglected / Empty Words
8. Toshiro Mifune - Throw Me The Idol, I'll Throw You The Whip.
9. Overpowering - El Feo / Enemigo De Mis Sueños
10. Overpowering - El Que Acecha Desde La Esquina
11. Ruido  - Soledad Cortada / Snuffed Soul
12. Unruh - Fear And Loathing Among The Working Class
13. I Found God - Running Out Of Time
14. Lack Of Interest - Untitled
15. Su19b - Shortage Of Oxygen
16. Damad - Mindmatic
18. Sepsism - Festering Within
19. Stress - The System
20. Self Inflicted- Beware Of The Water
21. Pretty Little Flower- Victorious Insurgence
22. Dudman - Fight Or Flight
23. Lana Dagales - Metamorphosis / Conjuncture
24. Lana Dagales - Extending Capitalist Ladder/The Great Division
25. Bred On Deception - The Gingrich Who Stole Congress
26. H.Pylori - Cycle / In Deep
27. Haloepidemic - 40 Hour Decent
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2 comments:

  1. awesome compilations, thax for reminding me to listen to them again - mat

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  2. Hell yeah!! Thanks for uploading these! I only bought #3 a long time ago, and haven't found the other ones in a long time.

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