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Consumed

Consumed: Hit For SixHit For Six (1999)
Fat Wreck Chords

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A lot of different labels have been applied to Consumed. Skate-punk, post-punk, hardcore-punk revival, etc. But one thing is certain: Consumed is punk. Formed in 1994 in an industrial town in Nottinghamshire, England outside of Sherwood Forest (think Robin Hood), the British quartet quickly gained p.
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A lot of different labels have been applied to Consumed. Skate-punk, post-punk, hardcore-punk revival, etc. But one thing is certain: Consumed is punk. Formed in 1994 in an industrial town in Nottinghamshire, England outside of Sherwood Forest (think Robin Hood), the British quartet quickly gained popularity and a presence in the national punk scene. They played punk songs at punk shows with a punk attitude, and people noticed. Consumed would sign with indie giant Fat Wreck Chords, go on to tour the U.K. with NOFX and even make it onto the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 soundtrack before breaking up in 2003.

Right from the start, Hit for Six sets a blistering pace and refuses to slow down, clocking 14 songs in just under 34 minutes. The quartet's raw power is balanced out by excellent, but not overly complex songwriting on every track. Guitar leads, instrumentals, harmonies, bridges and breakdowns all come together masterfully without losing the "bare bones" punk aesthetic that Consumed cultivated so well. Add in powerful hooks, fresh and catchy (but not too catchy) lyrics and riffs, and their uniquely British charm, and you get a great album that just came five years too late to really "break out."

Nitpickers will point out that some intros and instrumentals get a bit long and that "King Kong Song" actually breaks the three-minute mark. But these minor imperfections hardly detract from the overall quality of the album. Consumed hit the nail right on the head with their first full-length. Relentless drums, vicious guitar riffs, passionate vocals and an almost cliche jaded and irreverent tone all come through loud and clear in all of the right ways. Hit for Six is not just Consumed's best album, but one of the best punk albums of the '90s and one of my personal favorite albums.

 

 
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skeetopunk01 (November 9, 2011)

I discovered this band on one of the fat wreck comps back in 2001. I was in the Army at the time... I would cruise down the autobahn blasting this album. Love it still.

hayman (November 8, 2011)

I remember getting this in 2000, I think I might have played it every day that year. Ever since I've played it regularly.
Easily one of FATs best releases.

Chadreligion (November 8, 2011)

Totally one of the better imports to the label, aside from Wizo and Snuff. Breakfast at Pappas is definitely the best, but glad to see the band is getting noticed, even if it is too late.

Longshot (November 8, 2011)

Bought this at a used book store years ago during college. What an awesome find! The sound is very FAT, if you know what I mean.

"Promoter Head" is the fucking jam. Jeez. I strongly suggest anyone reading this pick up this release. Rockin' tunes, dude.

eatdogs (November 8, 2011)

"think Robin Hood"

this made me lol

SilentStorms (November 8, 2011)

Agreed, Breakfast at Pappa's was my favourite. This does have Twat Called Maurice, and that song is amazing.

pricey123 (November 8, 2011)

I live a stones throw from nottingham and still never saw these live, dammit! Their song on the peepshow dvd was fun

Sliced-T (November 8, 2011)

I liked Pistols At Dawn and Breakfast At Pappa's a lot more than this one.

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