Buy It, But It, But It!!...You'd Be Crazy Not To......
Tim MacKenzie | 03/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the greatest hardcore punk bands to ever come out of Italy. They play a loud, fast, "raw," and furious brand of hardcore. This CD combines thier first two "American" releases "Screams From The Gutter" and "After Your Brain" which were both originally released on Toxic Shock Records back in the early eighties. It's worth every penny I paid for it just to have these two classic albums in my house again. Trust me it's worth it just for the anthemic track "We Shall Overcome" alone. Sadly guitarist and founding member Guiseppe passed away this past November 2002, after playing a footbal game in his hometown. R.I.P."
Italy's veteran hardcore band's 2nd and 3rd albums on 1 cd..
Tim MacKenzie | Calgary, Alberta, Canada | 11/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"And what a cd it is! Their classic Screams From The Gutter album was such an intense masterpiece, it's hard to say for sure if they ever reached this kind of greatness again(their still puttin' out strong releases to this day, unfortunately, their guitarist and founding member Guiseppe Codeluppi passed on in Oct. '01, but his brother, and other founding member, is keeping the band together and may be back in North America next spring('04), if they do and you haven't seen 'em, do yourself a favor and go, their live show is said to be amazing). However, the 17 songs that make up Screams... are all hardcore gems, State Opression, Hate, No Card, Don't Let Me See It, Raw Power, just to name a few. After Your Brain, released in '86, is pretty well more of the same, the only difference is their original guitarist plays on this one(apparently, he couldn't come across with them on their first US tour, so they brought Davide, who played on the Screams... album as it was recorded at Paul Mahern's studio in Indianapolis.), but the songs are just as strong, You Are Fired, We Shall Overcome, After Your Brain, Shut Up and Buy And Pay just to name another few. 30 rippin' tracks of pure, unadulterated hardcore to make your ears bleed. Again, Blink 182 and their ilk could learn a thing or two from Raw Power, but they probably won't."