GISM - "DESTESTATION" LP
There are a ton of stories and legends surrounding GISM and the facts may never publicly be known, but here is one for you - this album is without a doubt one of the greatest documents of punk music to exist. This slab is mean as all hell and its bad attitude is matched only by its creativity. Rightly considered as excellent and true as any record from punk or metal bands from the era and changing the fate of the genre, it’s adventurous and primitive in the same way that the greats across all genres for all times are. It’s memorable, unhinged, original, and absolutely powerful. Randy Uchida’s guitar work is still a marvel of the modern era (Rest In Peace you Hell Bombing Hog Angel) If you haven’t heard it, don’t waste any time. If you’ve never owned it, don’t waste any time. You know what they say about pussyfooters...
*NOTE THESE ARE THE BLACK VINYL EDITION*
Relapse Records is proud to announce the first ever fully-authorized reissue of GISM's landmark debut LP, Detestation. Originally released in 1983, Detestation has since remained one of the most innovative, bewildering, extreme, and wildly influential albums in the punk and metal canon. To say Destestation was ahead of its time would be a huge understatement--it incorporated elements from so many genres: hardcore, punk, heavy metal, glam, thrash, industrial, and experimental. It was almost as if listeners didn’t know what to do with the record’s music but gravitated to it nonetheless as they recognized it was something unique and special.
Maximum Rocknroll’s Jay Bentley’s 1984 review of Detestation made that sentiment clear, describing the record as "Churning Metal- punk, or perhaps even speed-metal, depending on where you draw the distinction. GISM are undoubtebly a heavy metal band who've been heavily influenced by hardcore, but the music is so intense and the vocals so ominous that even Im in a state of shock. These guys make VENOM sound like the KNACK, especially on side 1."
*This product is designed to be a replica of the original LP released in 1983. Any spelling or design errors are consistent with how the record was originally presented*
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