Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BRUTAL TUESDAY: Who Are You And Why Am I Here?!

VOID. The most explosive, abrasive, fuckin' aggro band not only of the legendary Dischord Records roster, but of the entire first wave of Hardcore Punk. Their style was akin to watching a bar brawl between "rage" and "chaos" whilst under the spell of a bad acid trip. Unhinged as fuck. I would go as far as to say that their frenzied energy served as the foundation to what would later be known as Powerviolence/Power Violence (that, plus the blast style of Boston's own Siege), a favorite Hardcore sub-genre here at PTP.

"My Rules" (off of the all-too-essential The Faith-Void Split...talk about night and day)

What do I mean? See for yourself...a short clip of both The Faith (first) and Void (last) live:

In a room full of eager bodies, Void worked...just barely. That's how it worked at all. The art of exploring one's own self-destruction, but managing to return before being wholly swallowed by the turmoil.

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