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Disassembly Line (Six Weeks Records)

By: Jeb Branin

Has it really been over a decade since this album was first released? Oh man, do I feel old. I was just finishing up my second college degree, and although you might think that would be a good time to grow up, get jaded and quit listening to hardcore, I didn't. I was lucky. How could anyone get jaded when bands like CAP CAS were just taking off? This band and this album made a huge impact on my life. It helped me realize there was a major resurgence of high octane hardcore happening. Power Violence, as it was about to be known, was the bait and I took it hook line and sinker. For me, and for many, "Disassembly Line" was, is, and will continue to be, a yardstick album? in other words it is a record that others will forever be compared to. You think your band has a great thrash record? Well how does it compare to "Disassembly Line"? Even after 10+ years this album manages to sound as pissed, as raging, and as furious as when it came out. The hardcore ante has been upped considerably since 1992 and yet this was so ahead of its time that even by today's standards it'll rip you a new one. If you don't own the original, get this. If you do own the original (I own it on CD, record and cassette) you still should get this. It's not unlike the early DRI albums. No matter how many versions are released, you should own them all.
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