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 Total Abuse (1 Albums, 7 Tracks)

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Total Abuse
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LOCATION:Austin, TX
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  • Rusty
  • Matt
  • Ryan
  • Dustin
  • Duncan

Modern day hardcore bands namedropping Void, Negative Approach and Die Kreuzen automatically throw down the money-where-your-mouth-is gauntlet, so when Austin's Total Abuse does all that and then the singer talks about how he likes to hide behind a wall of power electronics noise and intone to the audience dictator-like, I am skeptical. But with the new weed of HC bands like Fucked Up and Sex Vid (covering the Dead C for heavens sake) the combo of select history lessons in sound vs. conceptual rulebook out the window can't be anything but a kool and welcome cardioshock to the genre. Deranged Records' comp of Total Abuse's LP/7" and demos doesn't quite yield the Black Flag-meets-Whitehouse vibe that's been hinted (I haven't seen them live), but the off-the-rails HC destruction (esp. the smoking demos) has made me a huge fan. They are powerful, fast and noisy as hell and the singer's yowl does me just fine; and calling a track "Banned In Austin" might be funny, but sure doesn't sound like a joke.

-Brian Turner

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Live at WFMU on Brian Turner's Show 7/14/09
02. Peace and Quiet (04:05)
03. Secrets (02:13)
04. Discipline (02:29)
05. Fluid Exchange (01:49)
06. Pure (02:27)
07. Mutt (03:34)
UPLOADED:07/17/2009
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