2.01.2013

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"end of days"
Year:  2016
Country:  UK
City:  Stoke-On-Trent
Label:  Nuclear Blast
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Hardcore



















After several attempts to suggest mainstream heavy metal public, Discharge attack again with another recording, this time fortunately much more acceptable and sounding closer to their roots more punk, hardcore and their original formule "D-Beat", which was and still is, so acclaimed by their fans and public. With a brand new vocalist Jeff "JJ" Janiak (from Broken Bones) revitalising their creativity, and Tezz Roberts back in the fold on second guitar to beef out their sound like never before, the current line-up, completed by Bones, Rainy and drummer Dave Caution, have signed to Nuclear Blast Records, to unleash their new single "New World Order", and the aptly-titled album "End of days" avaible on CD, LP and cassette format. D-beat rhythmic section, distorted bass, metallic guitars and this crude, rude and raw vocals, become Discharge again in something threatening. Brilliant album
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"disensitise"
Year:  2009

Label:  none
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  18
Time:  42 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Metal









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"Idem"
Year:  2001
Label:  Universal
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Metal








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"Shooting up the world"
Year:  1993
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10

Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
 
Style:        Punk  Metal 



















Carry on its predecessor "massacre divine" Discharge guys continued its adventure in the field of Metal genre, some kind of original rhythms perhaps funky, and that voice so similar to AC/DC Brian Johnson. And frankly the invention is not bad at all, but the opposite, this album become in one of the most but the most original Discharge discography. Even not punk neither metal, but a mix of them with big doses of originality. Highly recommended for those open minded
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"Massacre divine"
Year:  1991
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  34
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Metal








































Discharge's 90s excursions marked an odd return to their roots from the disastrous "grave new world". The songs turned up the aggression to a considerably higher level, and generally moved more towards a metal sound. At the same time though, it feels like they are doing this to stay relevant, for all the added heaviness, crunch and aggression comes across as completely contrived and reactionary to the 90s metal scene. Dishcrage didn' take the easy "crossover thrash" (so succesful late 80s and early 90s) in acts like Slayer, DRI, Broken Bones, Suicidal Tendencies or S.O.D., all of them closer to Metal genre, fast hardcore and lyrics related to street life, war, etc. "Massacre divine" is truly closer to 70's funky in the rhythmic section (drums and bass guitar), heavy metal sound (on guitars) and AC/CD Brian Johnson on vocals. The whole was quite avantgarde in 1991, except he artwork, cover, back and general design, which can to remind Metal bands from early 80s. Very good album
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"Grave new world"
Year:  1986
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  7
Time:  44 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Heavy Metal


















"OMGGG NO THIS ISN'T DISCHARGE WHAT THE FUCK HAVE THEY DONE WHY DID THEY MAKE A SUCH A STYLISTIC CHANGE THIS SUCKS THIS ISN'T HEAR NOTHING SEE NOTHING SAY NOTHING OMGZ" (almost every hardcore punk fan who listened to their debut and right after that to this).









 Well guys, this isn't hardcore punk. And yeah, the band has band shifted their sound into a more heavy/glam metal sound which immediately bring KISS' Lick It Up, Bon Jovi's debut and Motley Crue's Too Fast For Love to mind, but with half of the passion that was featured in those albums and some of the crappiest vocals that were ever executed in the entire genre. What the hell was Cal thinking with making a faux power metal impression? It didn't work for him and instead he sounds like a teenager in his voice-shifting period that one day decided to hang out in a room filled with helium. The vocals here sound so fake and obnoxious that the only thing they trigger is nothing but a laugh.











The riffs and the drums are pretty decent though, and provide the high points of the albums. Instead of blasting high-speed hardcore riffs, the band has picked up more glam rock/metal oriented riffs that are simple but catchy and drive the album along with the drums which keep a pretty good pace through the album but sound a little too tamed and forced. The bass is very distant, as a result of the bad production, but accompanies the guitar and emphasizes it.










The songs are structured like 95% of the glam metal songs ever made- a drum intro, then a riff which is used in over a half of the song, and then the horrendous vocals come in and then a decent solo comes in, not before the vocals are back (ugh!) and the song ends. Most of the songs here are structured like that and sound very similar to each other. As stated before, the guitar riffs aren't very innovative, and even have some suspiciously similar sections to other rock/metal songs (such as the riff in In Love Believe which immediately brings Aerosmith's Love in an Elevator to mind) but still are the most (un) original thing in the entire albums, except for the vocals, which as stated before sound very comedic and shouldn't be taken very seriously. Obviously the group disbanded few months after this album...  (*NOTE = this review is from HERE ).
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"Never again"
Year:  1984
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  17
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  rock
 
Style:        Punk         Hardcore

















actually this is not another official studio album but a compilation or collection of seventeen songs recorded from 1981 to 1984. In fact this is the only one form to get all these songs toghether, because all of them apperead as several EP's, singles, etc. "Never again" was the last Discharge recording focalized on hardcore punk, just before they made the controversial album "grave new world", which was an attempt to record a mainstream glam-metal album which become in a complete fiasco and Discharge disbanded few months after, still in 1986. Next to their two first albums, this is the true Discharge trylogy with their original d-beat on drums, distorted bass-guitar and apocalyptic lyrics. In "Never again" we can to listen to songs so acclaimed such as: "the more I see", "warning", "doomsday" or "protest and survive" to mention just a few ones.
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"hear nothing, see nothing,
say nothing"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
City:  Stoke-on-Trent
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD
Tracks:  17
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Hardcore








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"Why"
Year:  1981
Country:  UK
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  24 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore








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"fight back"
Year:  1980
Country:  UK
Label:  Clay
Format:  CD, EP
Tracks:  10
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk





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"demo"
Year:  1978
Label:  none
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  13
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk





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