The Suicide Machines - Destruction By Definition (Cover Artwork)

The Suicide Machines

Destruction By Definition (1996)


I remember the first time I heard this album, I was blown away. The entire summer of 97 I spent rocking out to this cd on a daily basis, it's one of those albums that is so good that you can listen to it over and over again and just not get sick of it.

Destruction By Definition was the album that put the Suicide Machines on many peoples list of favorite bands, it's their first full length and in my opinion one of the finest "punk" records ever released. Every single time I listen to this cd it brings back so many memories and makes me feel young again.

One of my favorite things about this band is their diversity with music, everyone from ska fans to old school punkers can get into their sound because it covers so many aspects of punk music. This album has alot more ska than their other releases but there are still some straight up punk songs like "Islands" and "Zero" that rock quite hard. I would have to say that without a doubt my favorite track on this cd is "Hey!" just because it has great lyrics and I love the way it goes from being real hard and angry sounding and then it jumps right into a catchy ska beat complete with horns provided by the amazing Vinnie Noble (of Bim Skala Bim and Pilfers fame). Another highlight is the secret track which is a cover of Minor Threat's "I Don't Wanna Hear It".

This is just a straight up feel good album, it's a perfect cd to listen to while driving around on a nice summer day. So if for some reason you like ska-punk and you're not a fan of the Suicide Machines, check this out and you'll probably end up a huge fan.