The Exploited-Death before Dishonour(1987) With Lyrics(-2)
Rough Justice (1987) 224Kps Mp3
Death before Dishonour is the embodiment of the steady progression theband has displayed throughout their carreer in the musicianshipdepartment. The major step forward lies in the solo guitar work, whichcan be confused with metal on some songs. If the rough productiondoesn't render justice to the riffing, on the other hand, I must admitits spontaneity really has a charm of its own. One thing I'm nottotally pleased with is the ordering and having to wait for the 3rdsong so the album starts ripping for good. Openers Anti UK and PowerStruggle are OK but they should have been scattered on the album, forinstance after a track like No Forgiveness, so the listener couldrecover his strengths. This latter is one of my fave Exploited songsand sums up perfectly the blend of aggressivity and catchiness, alongwith politically-incorrect lyrics that makes up the whole spirit of theband. With the bonus Ep War Now and Jesus is Dead, the CD's loadamounts to no less than 19 tracks and 68 min.