THOUGHT CRIME: It’s All in Your Head: LP

Jun 20, 2007

Originally released on CD by Tribal War Records, PE gives this a proper vinyl release. Former members of the U.K.’s Suicidal Supermarket Trolleys and NY’s Distraught play a brand of mid-to late-’80s anarcho punk that is equal parts Discharge, Conflict, and Icons Of Filth. Hearing the English accent makes the songs more period and authentic and not some copycat sideshow that has appeared through the years when certain bands try to recreate the sound. To add even more, Steve Ignorant, formerly of Crass, appears on a few tracks. The songs charge ahead with fierceness and bile. The lyrics are statements of what angers them: gentrification, war, religion and other usual suspects, all delivered in rapid fashion. I saw the reformed Conflict a few years ago and they were a former shell of themselves. This band carries the flame that used to burn brightly for bands of the original movement. They are exciting and relevant to the current generation of punks who question.

 –don (Profane Existence)