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Total Fury

Total Fury: 13 Songs13 Songs (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: WillWill
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Something has to be said for a band that, while bringing nothing new to the table, gets the sound so right that it puts them in the leagues of their influences while you're listening to it. Recorded in 2000, these 14 songs (yes, there's a hidden track) are a perfect reaction against the metal-izatio.
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Something has to be said for a band that, while bringing nothing new to the table, gets the sound so right that it puts them in the leagues of their influences while you're listening to it. Recorded in 2000, these 14 songs (yes, there's a hidden track) are a perfect reaction against the metal-ization of most hardcore.

The Japanese band Total Fury had (I believe they've broken up) an obvious pre-occupation with D.C. hardcore circa 1981. From the ultra-trebly guitar tone and simplistic drumming to the breakneck, yet melodic riffs, they definitely nailed it. The breakdowns are not "metal" whatsoever, and the vocals are not screamed, but enthusiastically shouted. The heaviest influence understandably coming from Minor Threat, songs like "You're Too Old" give more resemblance to the mid-tempo crunch of the Untouchables, and the riff changeups recall Bad Brains at their fastest.

Just like most old hardcore, the lyrics are about betrayal, staying "true," working, and the repercussions that come with being part of a subculture like hardcore.

While it's doubtful Total Fury will ever achieve the acclaim of other modern bands playing short, to-the-point hardcore, they definitely deserve it for this release alone.

 

 
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TheresNoHopeForTheKids (April 16, 2006)

A really solid, really short record. Read the lyrics, they're really interesting and literate unlike many other "I HATE MY DAD AND THE POLICE" bands out there. People should buy this.

gladimnotemo (September 18, 2005)

I will have to check this out.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

Go see hellnation and the Sprouts this week. For the love of god, do not miss these shows.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

Yeah, I wasn't sure about that. I heard that their drummer left so they just broke up, and that was said by Mark McCoy, so I took it as being true.

Sorry for the misinformation.

-Will

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

They haven't broken up. I just saw them a few weeks ago. They have all new members except for the singer though.

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