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Ulcer
Discography (Bovine Records)

By: Jeb Branin

This CD is a fitting tribute to a band whose hyper speed and unbridled energy marked them as one of the most extreme of the extreme. The ULCER discography is not as large as one might expect from a band whose stature in the underground was as high as theirs. The disc contains their LP on BOVINE, their splits with FAILURE FACE and CAPITALIST CASUALTIES and their self titled 7". As a bonus their last show is included as one track. This set includes an ASPIRIN FEAST cover which makes it an instant classic in my book! You haven't lived until you have feasted on aspirin my friends. If you are not familiar with ULCER now is the time to get your act together. In many ways their sound reminds me of HELLNATION: It is almost always blazing, the vocals are screeched, the noise factor is high, and the energy displayed makes the splitting of the atom look like mere childGs play. The earlier material, like the self titled 7" and the FAILURE FACE split, is more grinding while the later stuff, especially the LP which is pure thrash. Power Violence is a perfect genre tag although the band probably wouldn't agree. But hey, they broke up without seeking my approval so screw it! Needless to say this is a must have for hardcore freaks.
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