3.29.2014

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"one blood"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  none
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  11
Time: 40 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:       Hardcore        Rap      Metal



















Veteran hardcore rap band from LA. active from 1986-2009 firstly under the name of "Social Justice" after "Downset". Reformed in 2013 with a new line-up, toured hnd recorded a single. In 2014, it was announced that a different line-up of Downset made up of mostly original members, including founding member Rey Oropeza would be touring as well as releasing new music.In this "One blood" the band continues making fresh and original mix of hardcore, punk, metal and rap music, with strong attitude and principles as their first days.
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"Universal"
Year:  2004
Country:  US
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD
Tracks:  1
Time:  36 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:       Hardcore        Rap      Metal





















Manifest for the international solidarity and against all kind of nationalism, racism or suprematism. Downset continues with their solid attitude, principles and ideas, and show us again their brilliant mix of rap, hardcore and nu metal. Eleven songs with slow tempo and long lyrics, both elements typical in the rap music and hip hop culture. Almost all album was made with rock instruments, despite there are also few mixes, samples and sounds closer to electronic music. What more to say?
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"check your
Year:  2000
Country:  US
Label:  Epitaph
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  40 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:     Hardcore        Rap        Metal





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"do we speak a dead language"?
Year:  1996
Country:  US
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Hardcore        Rap        Metal






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"Idem"
Year:  1994
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10

Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
 
Style:       Hardcore        Rap      Metal





















Born the protection of the hardcore scene, they started as Social Justice and practiced old-school hardcore music . The band was formed in 1992 and created buzz in the local scene of Los Angeles for his proposal sometimes very similar to rage against the machine trying social issues , violence, abuse of women , political corruption , and also personal items in the case the anger of this debut song that deals with the death of Pope vocalist of the band and its shape is expressed very explicitly and very angry this event happened in the riots in the 92 The band has toured with promising shoots of the scene as sx -10, Shootyz groove, dog eat dog , biohazard and people of other genres such as panther, the almighty . were special guests at the ozzfest 1997.y were also in great events like roskilde and dynamo . in 1993 they released a demo called our suffocation which included some songs from this recording . downset is a relentless fusion : rap, hardcore, punk, metal and subtly inroads with other genres such as reggae or alternative rock. are arguably one of the best hardcore, rap, metal, crossover bands doing in the world. this album was released by the label "Mercury" (Universal Music) and few years after they worked also next to "Epitaph Records" from Berkeley, CA. In 2009 they disbanded to come back in 2014 with new studio album, world tour, etc.
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SOCIAL JUSTICE
"Unity is strenght"
Year:  1989
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Safe Side
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  24 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore



















Started in 1986 in Lod Angeles as a fistful of teenagers who loved to make fast punk with optimistic lyrics, later even straight edge. Under "Social Justice" they recorded this album plus an EP three years later. This album was re-issued in 1995 by "Lost & Found Records" with some changes in sound and artwork which you can see HERE .This album sound simply old-school hardcore or just fast punk, but later in 1992 the band recorded their second work, an EP with four new songs totally influenced by rap music and metal genre, as usual Downset style.
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