|All Artists: Ironchrist|
Title: Getting the Most from Extinction
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Red Distribution, in
Release Date: 6/15/1990
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Underground metal genius!
Adam Harrell | MD | 02/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put... this album is genius. Way the hell ahead of it's time- "Getting The Most Out of Your Extinction" has elements of death, metalcore, punk, and a bit of grind to it (which says a lot considering the disc was released in early 1990.) There are several strong points to be discussed, be it Lentz' shredability, a super tight rhythm section that can switch on a dime, or Bullocks' nasty/raspy growl. The songs are technical, yet have enough hooks to keep the listener completely pulled in. All structured appropriately and delivered with a sense of ferocity that burned the larger thrash acts of the time (maybe minus Slayer or Kreator.)
The downside lies in it's lack of availability and rather poor production values. The bottom end is barely existant, rendering the disc quite trebley and harsh. But, hey, harsh music should sound this abrasive I suppose.
Buy this disc. It's friggin' insane."
sYgnal | Boston,Ma | 03/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let's get to the only two weak points with this CD,Shall We??
The availability will obviously be almost impossible due to it's poor production. A band of this calibur should've had the recording contract like Slayer,etc.. BUT, I feel that's one of the best things about this CD. It was as close to their live sound as possible. This band was making a statement with its lyrics & brutality!
Music history looks to Nirvana for their "rawness",lyrical angst & for their attack on the music industry thus toppling the mega glam-rock conglomerate. But, they surely overlook the huge force of political intelligence & brilliant fusing of such genres like Thrash,Punk,Hardcore & Metal that came in the late 80's named Ironchrist.
"Getting the Most out of your Extinction" was their Magnum Opus and it is truly unfortunate that a band that was so pioneering and light years ahead of the metal scene at the time would not have the resources to release more material.
10 Stars - ********** !!