REPULSION (USA/MI)


Matt Olivo and Scott Carlson,with bassist Sean MacDonald, formed Tempter in 1984, a metal act covering Bay Area thrash metal bands, such as Slayer and Metallica. The group's sound became increasingly infused with hardcore punk when Phil Hines, of Flint hardcore punk band Dissonance, joined as a drummer. They juggled band names, first renaming themselves Ultraviolence and then Genocide before recording their first demo in 1984.  By 1986 Genocides new name of Repulsion style had matured; characterised by raspy shouted vocals, extremely distorted down-tuned guitars, overdriven punkish riffs, absurd rambling solos interjected as if only as an afterthought, rumbling bass lines, and machine-gun drumming. Repulsion was experimenting with a hammering, static clouded, lo-fi sound that was on a level of extreme that had been touched on by few bands before. To complement the band's sound they penned gruesome lyrics; focusing on fantastic apocalyptic themes ranging from zombie epidemics to nuclear war. Finally in 1989 Repulsion's material enjoyed modest, albeit posthumous, exposure when UK grindcore pioneers Carcass distributed a Repulsion compilation titled Horrified on their own Necrosis Records label; a subsidiary of Earache Records. With interest in Repulsion rekindled, the band decided to reform in 1990. They resumed playing live with the (almost) 'classic' Repulsion lineup - Scott Carlson bass and vocals, Aaron Freeman on guitar, and Dave Grave on drums; Matt Olivo, then serving in the army, filled in as a second guitarist when possible. Repulsion recorded two self financed demos in 1991: Rebirth, and their Final Demo, often criticised as lacking the drive and intensity of the band's earlier material. Later that year they managed to release a single on Relapse entitled Excruciation.

 

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SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT 1986 DEMO

Xeroxed covers.  Regular tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
-  The Stench Of Burning Death
- Eaten Alive
- Acid Bath
- Slaugher Of The Innocent
- Decomposed
- Radiation Sickness
- Splattered Cadavers
- Festering Boils
- Pestilent Decay
- Crematorium
- Driven To Insanity
- Six Feet Under
- Bodily Dismemberment
-. Repulsion
- Lurking Fear
- Black Breath
- Maggots In Your Coffin
- Horrified
 

 

REBIRTH 1991 DEMO

Xeroxed covers.  Regular tapes.
 

TRACK LISTING:
- Excruciation
- Rebirth
- Helga (Lost Her Head)
- House of Freaks 
 

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