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Various Artists / Bay Area Thrash Devast
Album:Bay Area Thrash Devast Collection:General 7"
Artist:Various Artists Added:03/2004
Label:625 Thrashcore 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-05-17 Pull Date:2004-06-21 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:13 Jun30 May
Airplays:11

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 29, 2004:Oh Messy Life
Cancerous Faith
4.Jul 16, 2004:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Unconditional
2.Aug 15, 2004:Oh Messy Life
Jesus Plus Nothing
5.Jul 09, 2004:Bloodstains Across Atherton
Here We Go Again, Crowd Pleaser
3.Jul 25, 2004:Oh Messy Life
Trashoid, Wastoid
6.Jul 03, 2004:The Sheltering Bloodstained Sky Floating Above Fjellutestek
Hiding Like Cowards

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2004-04-30 
Yet again, there’s another crop of massively kick-ass hardcore in the Bay Area. All of these bands have something interesting to offer & all have a fairly unique take on punk/hardcore’s past, present & future. There’s some severely good shit on here so...let's fuckin’ go !!!

SIDE A:
(((((1))))) Look Back & Laugh: Noisy, HEAVY, raw & PISSED sounding, mid-tempo h.c. Sounds like...aw fuck it - just listen!!!
(((((2))))) Desolation: Wickedly slicing & menacing crust-core ‘ala all the greats from Finland, Japan, U.S., UK, Sweden & Brasil. "Dis-core" ‘dis ain’t!

SIDE B
((((1))))) This Is My Fist! : Super-KILLER melodic h.c./punk with female vocals that sound a bit like Kim from the Muffs.

((((2)))) Funeral Shock: WILD-ass West/North/East Bay triad mixing Black Flag, Void (D.C., duh!), Negative Approach, Necros (the early Necros, not the shitty metal band they later became). FCCs: “Shit” (3 times)

((((3)))) Case of Emergency: Ultra-raw with clanging percussion but the vocals are understandable. Awesome guitar sound, mid-tempo. Something like Aus-Rotten at 1/2 speed? (And yes that’s a GOOD thing as Aus-Rotten fukkin’ rules!)

SIDE C
((((1)))) Deadfall: Fast & angry a bit like Citizen’s Arrest, D.R.I., Poison Idea mixed with Negative Trend on speed with awesome backing vocals.
((((2)))) Lights Out: Lots of that classic hardcore sound like 7 Seconds & whatnot but rawer sounding. Look out this one’s rather short!
((((3))) Our Turn: KILLER current-era youth crew with a bit of Minor Threat, early 7 Seconds & Gorilla Biscuts thrown in the mix.

SIDE D
((1)) Uzi Suicide: Raw & weird vocals a bit like Lack of Interest. Overall, rather fast hardcore that’s totally wacked out.
(((2))) Uzi Suicide: a better sound this time, a mix of fast-core with some death-metal like vocals (think Master)
((((3))) Voetsek: Devastating drums via Scotty Karate & Ami Lawless malicious vox! The V-Beat Army is coming and YOU’RE on the LIST!
(((4))) & (((5))) Brutal Death: - Yep, this is brutal alright. Two short blasts of ugly & scatching grind boarding on noise core

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Look Back and LaughCancerous Faith
2.DesolationHiding Like Cowards
3.This Is My FirstJesus Plus Nothing
4.Funeral ShockBan this
5.Case of EmergencyStand Up
6.DeadfallCrowd Pleaser
7.Lights OutHere We Go Again
8.Our TurnUnconditional
9.Uzi SuicideTrain Crush Junkie
10.Uzi SuicideBrutal to the Max
11.VoetsekShithouse Poet
12.Brutal DeathInto To...
13.Brutal DeathWastoid
14.Brutal DeathTrashoid