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Tragedy

Tragedy: TragedyTragedy (2000)
Tragedy

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I was off to Oslo to see a show, you see up here we got to really drive, not some whimpy one hour drive from San Jose to San Fransisco. I actually overheard some hc-kids at a Get Up Kids show in San Fran bitch about that actual drive. We made a roadtrip out of it, and had a pretty good time d.
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I was off to Oslo to see a show, you see up here we got to really drive, not some whimpy one hour drive from San Jose to San Fransisco. I actually overheard some hc-kids at a Get Up Kids show in San Fran bitch about that actual drive.

We made a roadtrip out of it, and had a pretty good time driving hardcore through the misty mountains of Norway. I always buy some records whenever I'm in Oslo. Here in Bergen we don't have a ot of HC related shops. And the ones that can order them for you charge at least 25$ for 'em. It pretty much goes without saying that it's not very likley that I'd put up with that. Anyways we got to Oslo and got us some records. And out of the blue, floating like a...(no, I won't go there), comes Tragedy(drumroll, please). I'd heard it was a new project by the people behind such notables as His Hero is Gone and Deathreat. You can image my nervous exitement.

And then it hit me. How come noone have done this before? I mean there's nuthin' wrong with good old crusty HC, but this was different. Way different. Not that it's not grind, or crust if you like, it's just that it's so outofthisworldamazingly great. Crazy basslines, harsh vocals, angry drums, kickass guitars and frenzic breaks. Anyone into HC at all should run for their lives and get themselves this record. It will redifine your whole world view and give you a thing or two to think about.

Lyrics-wise it's in the good old Systemcritique vein; Just angry, screamed HC lyrics. "They won't have to burn the books, 'cause noone reads them anyway".

I've had it for a while now, and let me tell ya'. It does not wear out fast. I still listen to it every single godforsaken day. So get out there, hunt it down, play it loud and spread the word.

And pick up a book while you're at it, so they can start burning them again. That's a good thing. Isn't it?

 

 
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ApocCrust (February 7, 2007)

Not goin to rate this album because i have not heard it. But this is by far one of my fave Crust bands. Awesome speed with some of the best harmonics i have heard to date. *Respect*

notfeelingcreative (January 19, 2007)

Great band, great record!

The_Wayfarer (January 19, 2007)

One of the best hardcore punk bands right now, and a damn good result of His Hero Is Gone.

Anonymous (May 17, 2006)

Burning the books - It means the books are controversial enough to merit burning.

gregh (September 28, 2004)

metal moosic for punx?

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

possibly the best band going right now

Anonymous (August 1, 2001)

you are quite clearly not that smart, are you? tragedy kicks ass! they have more spunk and guts in them than you'll ever get. good hard wailin' hardcore is hard to come by these days, so watch yo step kid! and keep to ya green day, get up kids, blink 182, offspring records and jerk off in your own palm!

Anonymous (June 13, 2001)

ya know I can understand a good review when a band is at least good for what it is... but this band isn't even that. it's generic shit that isn't even good as background noise. and the line about why burn books because nobody reads them is stupid in every way possible. If this is how easy it is to be considered a good band and get paid for it where do I sign up?

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