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Propagandhi / Sacrifice - Split [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Propagandhi / Sacrifice

Propagandhi / Sacrifice: Split [7-inch]Split [7-inch] (2010)
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On "The Banger's Embrace" from 2009's Supporting Caste, Propagandhi used a sample from the opening of Sacrifice's Torment in Fire album. The song itself was about traveling to see a Sacrifice reunion show. So it makes sense, and is probably a dream come true, for the Propagandhi boys to be releasing.
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On "The Banger's Embrace" from 2009's Supporting Caste, Propagandhi used a sample from the opening of Sacrifice's Torment in Fire album. The song itself was about traveling to see a Sacrifice reunion show. So it makes sense, and is probably a dream come true, for the Propagandhi boys to be releasing a split with these Canadian thrash elder statesmen. In lieu of original songs, or covering each other, the two groups offer up covers of bands that influenced them.

Propagandhi started their career playing heavily NOFX-influenced skatepunk before settling on their current brand of thrash "metal", so in a way it makes sense that they cover a band who's undergone just as big of a stylistic transformation as themselves. Corrosion of Conformity played a style of crossover thrash in the 1980s comparable to D.R.I. and Suicidal Tendencies before morphing into a southern rock-inspired sludge metal band. Here they tackle a song from the group's thrash era: the title track of 1987's Technocracy EP. They don't stray too far from the original, which is fine as it suits their current style well.

Sacrifice keeps things Canadian with a cover of Rush's "Anthem". Needless to say it is much heavier than the original. Rob Urbinati's vocal style is pretty similar to Exodus' Paul Baloff–nothing original, and kind of cheesy at times, but he sounds so excited to be singing this song that it can't be perceived as anything other than genuine.

As a big metal fan who actually prefers Propagandhi's skatepunk era, I can say that this is a split worth picking up. The cover art alone is almost worth the price of purchase, combining elements of the album covers from which these songs originally came from. This might not be essential listening, but it's a fun listen for fans of either band, or just thrash in general.

 

 
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thirtyseconds (February 22, 2011)

Sure, Propagandhi sounded like NOFX in the early days (a little), but I'm not sure they were actually influenced by them that much!

superskabro (February 21, 2011)

'Less Talk, More Rock' was the last real Propagandhi album.

MN_DrNick (February 21, 2011)

And no, Propagandhi is not hardcore either.

MN_DrNick (February 21, 2011)

Propagandhi isn't metal there, pope. Please start using the word hardcore more often.

hayman (February 20, 2011)

Propagandhi aren't a metal band. I don't get you people. New Propagandhi kills the old stuff. Anyone with half a brain knows that.

Melu89 (February 20, 2011)

I saw them last month at PA. Propagandhi hardly rules

iconoclast (February 19, 2011)

anyone who considers propagandhi's newer material "metal" is just wrong.

rugget (February 18, 2011)

It is wrong

equal (February 18, 2011)

Interestingly, while I'm a huge Propagandhi fan, and not much of a Sacrifice fan, I found that I preferred the Sacrifice cover. Granted, that might be because I would listen to Rush over COC any day.

whoostin (February 18, 2011)

Great split! Glad Propagandhi stepped it up as song writers and musicians, every album is great in its own way. The latest Sacrifice record rips too, Joe Rico is actually laying down a guest solo on my band's new album!

kylewagoner (February 18, 2011)

There might be bands that are better at metal than Propagandhi, but I don't care about what any of them have to say.

MattRamone (February 18, 2011)

Absolutely fantastic live, but as far as I'm concerned they've only put out a few songs since Today's Empires.

theproblemwithfire (February 18, 2011)

Propagandhi are at their best when playing chris TETA songs. and this is coming from someone who really enjoys LTMR and SC

meathousehoolihan (February 18, 2011)

"why do people prefer older Propagandhi? Lot's of people state it, but, for the love of shredding, why?"

Some people don't like metal.

Thepopeofchili-town (February 18, 2011)

When Propagandhi were skate punk, they were one of the best bands doing it. There's tons of bands who do metal better than they do, though.

welcome_to_1984 (February 18, 2011)

I'm curious how a review can be "wrong?" Care to elaborate?

Jelone (February 18, 2011)

I didn't appreciate the newer stuff until I got older. I love the first two records, but Potemkin really started to hit the spot for me a few years ago. By the time Supporting Caste came out, I was converted to the metal years.

disastersquad (February 18, 2011)

I really enjoyed 'How to clean' era Propagandhi 15 years ago, but they've progressed so much. While the lyrical content put them apart back then, their sound didn't really differentiate them from a lot of other fast punk bands at the time. 'Less Talk..." was a great album and a turning point, but every album since then has been FUCKING INCREDIBLE. Understanding it's all subjective, why do people prefer older Propagandhi? Lot's of people state it, but, for the love of shredding, why?

hobbzoid (February 18, 2011)

this review is kinda wrong but whatever.

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