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Sairaat Mielet - Controversial History 1988-1993 (Cover Artwork)

Sairaat Mielet

Sairaat Mielet: Controversial History 1988-1993Controversial History 1988-1993 (2006)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 4.5


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Duuude. I think I've found it. I think I have found the Holy Grail of straight-edge. Believe me though, this is not any run-of-the-mill straight-edge hardcore band, with shaved heads, and breakdowns, and songs about "thinking straight" or getting "stabbed in the back." Sairaat Mielet were a Finnish .
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Duuude. I think I've found it. I think I have found the Holy Grail of straight-edge. Believe me though, this is not any run-of-the-mill straight-edge hardcore band, with shaved heads, and breakdowns, and songs about "thinking straight" or getting "stabbed in the back." Sairaat Mielet were a Finnish thrash band from the late `80s through the early `90s, and, apparently, were one of very, very few bands in Finland to be straight-edge.

This CD combines their only two legitimate releases, 1990's Punk on Paskaa [Punk Is Bullshit] EP, and 1991's Tippa Tappaa [A Drop Kills] EP. The CD starts off with Tippa Tappaa, which is, with a decent amount of hyperbole, one of the greatest punk recordings of the decade. The guitar sound is fantastic, and basically rips right through you. I would say it's a "buzzsaw" sound, but that would be inaccurate; it's more of an electric turkey knife cutting through a live turkey during a snowstorm. There are serious melodic lines, speedy thrash riffs, and metallic tempo changes, all delivered with almost heavy metal level proficiency. The vocals are fantastic, essentially a bunch of tortured screams, all in Finnish, the true language of punk. Punk on Paskaa isn't quite as good as its followup; odd fuzz permeates the recording, and the songwriting isn't as complex. Still, it's an above-average EP.

The CD case is pretty cool, too. The album artwork, although initially hard to make out, turns out to be someone's ass with a bong shoved up it. The lyrics, and their English translations, for Tippa Tappaa are on a separate two-page insert. The lyrics for Punk on Paskaa are noticeably absent; the credits say, "Lyrics of PUNK ON PASKAA - ep are illegal according to law, so unfortunately are not available." How cool is that?

Any chance to get Controversial History should not be passed up, whether you're a fan of straight-edge hardcore, street punk, early metalcore, or just plain punk.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

Your vocabulary is as retarded as your comment if you think those are big words.

Anonymous (January 22, 2007)

fellas..fellas,it was just a joke you know hahaha...lol.The real joke however was seeing how pissed you two got over the comment,and the whole usage of big words trying to make yourselves sound intelligent hahaha.You guys made my day,and for that i thank you.

Anonymous (January 21, 2007)

Interestingly enough for the dumb guy who made the black metal sacrifice comment, this recording actually sounds quite a bit like the more rock influenced black metal bands. In fact, I'd imagine it probably, in one way or another, influenced Darkthrones latest record.

Anonymous (January 20, 2007)

You're an idiot.

And Norweigan black metal is mostly polytheistic and dismisses the idea of Satan completely as he is part of the Judeo-Christian construct.

-Will

Anonymous (January 20, 2007)

i wish these guys would have been sacrificed to satan by one of those black metal bands from Norway,would have been one less straight edge band on this shitty planet.

Anonymous (January 19, 2007)

Six Weeks consistently puts out top-notch hardcore. Make sure you pick up SMD's "Motherfucker 666" LP from 2005 and Voetsek's "Castrator" LP for starters.

-Ken

Ianw (January 19, 2007)

Six Weeks puts out rightious thrash, so i may partake.

killdefenses (January 19, 2007)

thats a hookah. not a bong.

psssh.

Anonymous (January 19, 2007)

Six Weeks releases a ton of good records.

strangenotes (January 19, 2007)

I've read about this band and seen this CD for sale in a couple email updates, but never made the plunge. Something about "controversial Finnish straight-edge hardcore" just rubs the right way, though, you know?

skankin_in_the_pit (January 19, 2007)

Sounds awesome. I'll definitely be ordering this.

Anonymous (January 19, 2007)

cool, assy mcgee's on the cover

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