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Clown Alley / Circus Of Chaos
Album:Circus Of Chaos Collection:General
Artist:Clown Alley Added:02/2007
Label:Southern Lord Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-06-24 Pull Date:2007-08-26 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:19 Aug15 Jul8 Jul1 Jul

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 16 Aug 07:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
At Your Local Dive (Bloodstains & Beer On The Floor)
4.Sat, 30 Jun 07:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton
2.Fri, 13 Jul 07:mike
Baptism of Solitude
5.Fri, 29 Jun 07:mike
Baptism of Solitude
3.Mon, 02 Jul 07:Gamma
Living Souls [Gamma2Sigma]

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-07-07 
Reissue of a local mid-80’s hardcore band featuring Lori Black and Marc Detrum and both of whom would later play in the Melvins. This has a pretty raw sound but has that nice “crossover” 80’s metallic hardcore sound. Sort of between MDC, early Prong and D.R.I

((((1)))) Thrashy with cowbell and chugga-chugga breakdown.
(((2))) Straight-ahead very 80’s hardcore/thrash with dive-bomber solo.
((((3)))) Very “typical” but solid crossover thrash with Metallica-like riffing.
(((4))) Heavy rock/metal with standard riffs.
((((5)))) Fast, stormy hardcore with some cool breakdowns.
(((6))) Speedy and off-kilter. A little too messy.
((((7)))) Slow and sludgy, trippy vocals.
((((8)))) Circle pit havin’ thrashcore. Straight and to the point.
((((9)))) Slow, winding and nicely melodic not too unlike some of the later AmRep bands (‘ala Vertigo or Hammerhead).
((((10)))) Riffy hard rock with introspective vocals/lyrics.
(((11))) Back to the thrash and doing pretty decent but drags on too long.
((((12)))) Cool old radio promo from KDVS.
((((13)))) Raw live and even faster version of #2
(((14))) Live version of #4.
((((15))) Instrumental thrash outro.
((((16)))) Rippin’ bass-y, hardcore.
((((17)))) Interview from KDVS. Some choice moments “(re: The Melvins) imagine Metallica if they were men” Nearly no one dissed Metallica in 1986.

Track Listing
1.The Lie 9.Theme
2.Unplugged 10.The Second Day
3.In The Cartoon 11.The Prey
4.On The Way Up 12.Radio Promo
5.Uranium Miner's Daughter 13.Unplugged (Live)
6.Pet Of A Pig 14.On The Way Up (Live)
7.The Grey Men 15.Outro (Live)
8.Envy 16.Brains (Live)