Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WARFARE pure filth LP(1984)

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01.warning
02.total armageddon
03.noise, filth and fury
04.let the show go on
05.break out
06.collance/rabid metal
07.dance of the dead
08.limit crescendo
09.rose pedals fall from her face

This post is inspired by my excitement of seeing Motorhead again in Sept. at Roseland in NYC.
Warfare are a crossover fans wet dream for sure. They were able to take the best parts of bands such as Tank, Motorhead, and Venom, throw them in a blender and out came a raw, catchy metal infused Discharged style punk band. It's seriously beautiful man. The song "total Armageddon" is a classic rager for sure, and always has me playing air drums for the entire 6 minutes of the song. I guess the band suffered from non popularity, or rather, obscurity due to the Drummer doing the lead vox. This really was a no no back then, and Seemed to really kill it for any metal band in the 80's who tried this task. The drummer/vocalist's name was Evo, and he was also in such punk bands as the Blood, Major Accident, and the Angelic Upstarts.
This is the bands first full length, and it was produced by Tank's Algy Ward. Most metal heads I knew growing up had a certain disdain for Warfare. I'm not really sure why, perhaps the rawness, and the Discharge styled drumming wasn't always metal enough for certain purists. What ever the case this shit is noisy, loud and raw. Turn It Up, and please Comment!

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21 comments:

  1. These tracks are hot! Got me blasting this really loud at 8 in the morning. Thanks for putting this one up man. Some really good shit!

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  2. this is a fucking beast man! thanks nate

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  3. Love this album/band. Lemmy produced the second album (Metal Anarchy) and Cronos produced the third (Mayhem, Fuckin' Mayhem).

    Cool shit...nothing like getting all your influences to produce your albums.

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  4. Sweet. Bulldozer--another band that I'd throw in there with Motorhead, Venom, Tank. Good stuff.

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  5. love this!!!..... big fan of Neat records back in the day and am rwalizing how good it still sounds!!!

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  6. this is a killer fucking record,a total classic and great fucking blog.
    If you get a chance check out mine
    http://goodnightwhateveryouare.blogspot.com/

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  7. Zer! The cult of Warfare is alive!
    Complete Warfare (11 records)
    Thanks for this massively excellent blog!

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  8. this site is great, thanks for your work

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  9. I saw them play on the back of a flat bed lorry outside the Hammersmith Odeon before the Venom Gig in '84. The cops turned up and the lorry sped off (hitting a couple of cars in the process!) My mate got the remains of the guitarists guitar!! He He Happy days.

    They did a great version of 2 Tribes (The metal noise mix) I have on 12". Also my copy of Pure Filth came with a bonus 7" ep. Did anyone get that too?

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  10. sounds like a Spinal Tap story.

    Nate

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  11. Is this the only Warfare record?????

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  12. Fuck yes!! I came across one of these guy's EPs at the local record store in SLC and I had never heard of them. I bought it because it looked thrash, and I knew I had heard the name before. I was not disappointed, this shit rocks hard! Rad riffs and a nice raw punky edge, good shit. I haven't been able to find any more of their shit anywhere though. Have you posted any more on here? If not you should! Cheers.

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  13. Also, I didn't know that Evo was involved with Major Accident and Angelic Upstarts, that's pretty bad ass..

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  14. Is it the same Evo from Chaotic Dischord too??

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  15. this one rules, i like it better than metal anarchy. thanks!!!

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  16. I have this album ... and almost forgot that I did. I'll be dusting it off for sure! Awesome site/blog. Thanks.

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  17. This a great album and Metal anarchy is very good,guitars,drums bass and vocals are great fuckin albums,WARFARE ARE VERY GREAT

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  18. Sounds pretty damn awesome. But still I wouldn't give it all the stars. Am more of a purist and yes it is not hitting the right spot, and that the drummer also works the vocals is cool but no fitting in a metal band

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  20. One of the reasons why I like visiting your blog so much is because it has become a daily reference I can use in order to learn new nice stuff. It's like a curiosities box that surprises you over and over again.

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  21. Just bought the 5 track, EP SWINE of HADES,on Godreah records and it features EVO,warfares leader on a track with ALGY WARD of The damned & Tank,under the banner EVO/ALGY,its EVOs 1st new recording in almost 20 years,and between them both they fuckin destroy a cover of Statous Quos"TUNE TO THE MUSIC"with EVO on drums and vocals,and Algy on bass and guitars,it kicks ass so much,it shows the newer bands on this release how it should be done!

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