(11-12/90) - "..Slapshot [D.C. punk band] say punk's dead, but this LP says anything but that...Excellent powerful music that starts fast and ends fast.."
4.Now I'm Dead
5.Boys In Blue
7.Don't Pay the Poll Tax
9.About To Die
10.Blown Out of the Sky
12.Stop the Slaughter
14.Don't Really Care
16.Scaling the Derry Wall
The Exploited includes: Wattie Buchan (vocals); Gogs (guitar); Smeeks (bass, background vocals); Tony (drums).
Recorded at The Slaughterhouse, London, England.
Already more than a decade into their existence by the time of this release, legendary Scottish punks the Exploited gave up some of their most intense material on their sixth album, 1990's The Massacre. The release marked a distinct change, from the more dyed-in-the-wool traditional punk rock sound of their earlier work to a crossover sound that incorporated thrashier guitar playing and a more metallic edge overall. The result was one of their most commercially successful albums ever, with brutal and blunt jaunts like "Fuck Religion," "Now I'm Dead," and "Police Shit." ~ Fred Thomas