People ask me about power violence all the time, because back in the 90s I knew a lot about it. That said, I never really respond because I don’t have anything to say about it that I didn’t already say a long time ago. If you are interested, check out this old post I did called “Power violence: A handful of diamonds in a sea of shit”. To make a long story short, I loved the first wave of PV bands, when it was all scumbag metal dudes who also liked Black Flag, but as soon as the fggt PC crust punx, No Fun Clubbers and other party poopers came in, I lost interest:
Imagine you are kneeling in front of a bathtub, and it is filled to the brim with human shit. You’re elbow-deep, fishing around in it because you heard there were half a dozen diamonds in this giant container of feces. This is what it would be like to sift through the glut of so-called power violence records that came out in the 90s: almost the entire genre is the worst kind of generic garbage, with a handful of releases rising to the top. Sounds like a waste of time, right? Not so fast: The good stuff is so, so good that it is better than almost anything ever recorded in any genre (if you have heard “Downsided” you know what I’m talking about). Fortunately for those of you who aren’t as familiar with the genre as I (regrettably) am, we’re here to help.
Wat u think??? Please leave any comments on this post, because if you post them on the other one I won’t see them since I don’t read that blog anymore.