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I Thrash, Therefore I Am (

By: Jeb Branin

Sometimes punks seem attracted to the notion that life has no meaning. With CDs like this being released, how can that possibly be? "I Thrash, Therefore I Am" may sound familiar to some of you more seasoned hardcorephiles and indeed it should. Yep, this is the CD re-issue of the classic BCT compilation from 1985. Borderless Countries Tapes a/k/a Bad Compilation Tapes was a 27 tape series of compilations that collected some of the most intense international hardcore bands from the genre's 1st wave. The series is a thing of legend and deservingly so. I know for me buying those tapes was my first exposure to some of the most mind-blowing bands ever and "I Thrash, Therefore I Am" (#18 in the series) is one of the best of the bunch. Many of the bands on here are extreme and vehement enough to still fit perfectly into the over-the-top thrash scene of today. I dare you to listen to MOB 47 and try and tell me that they wouldn't be a perfect fit on a "modern" label like 625, Slap A Ham, Sound Pollution, Six Weeks or Deep Six. Other bands on this volume include PRODUCT ASSAR, MODERAT LIKVIDATION, KUOLEMA, EXISTENZ, AKUTT INNLEGGELSE, GROTESKA TASKER, THE XPOZEZ, ANTI-CIMEX, RAW POWER, ENOLA GAY, T.A.S.R., RUDOLFS RACHE and MOTTEK. As an added bonus there are 7 tracks from the TERVEET KADET BCT tape (#9 in the series). If all goes as planned (this is punk rock remember) the best of the 27 BCT tapes will be re-released in a 17 CD series so you better start saving you money now!
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