Friday, November 14, 2008

Die Kreuzen - Die Kreuzen

Year: 1984
Label: Touch And Go

We've referenced this band before on this blog, so I thought we should let you in on the real deal. First wave American hardcore that was an early proponent of melding the sped up punk attitude with some sped up metal riffs. They would later evolve into a slower proto-grunge (or is that post-classic rock?) rock band, but on their debut album they play it short and fast. 
Like most of those original hardcore bands, Die Kreuzen carved out a unique sound and approach to the genre, making this album easily identifiable versus, say, Circle Jerks, or DOA, or Big Boys. I'd say their closest sonic peers would be Void, COC, Feederz, Geza X and a touch of Black Flag. Good stuff.

I tacked on the 1982 demo for good measure.

I'm going to make this quick, and I'm gonna warn you ahead of time...this one won't be up for long. Do what you will.


Mars said...

This one is pure gold- PURE GOLD. Didn't have the demo -thanks. Make sure to check out the FUCKING INCREDIBLE public access live set on Youtube from right before this record..

Anonymous said...

link does not working, please upload it again

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