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Integrity

Integrity was formed in Cleveland in 1989 chiefly as a vehicle for the philosophical and spiritual musings of vocalist Dwid, the one constant in the band's membership, who also handlessampling and electronics (as he also does in his hardcore techno-influenced side project Psywarfare). Integrity's sound is intense and difficult to classify, a melding of high-velocity hardcorepunk, heavy thrash metal, an industrial/techno tint courtesy of Dwid's sampling experiments, and the sort of angular, noisy guitar riffs commonly found on the heavier side of alternativerock or alternative metal. Lineup ...read more

Integrity was formed in Cleveland in 1989 chiefly as a vehicle for the philosophical and spiritual musings of vocalist Dwid, the one constant in the band's membership, who also handlessampling and electronics (as he also does in his hardcore techno-influenced side project Psywarfare). Integrity's sound is intense and difficult to classify, a melding of high-velocity hardcorepunk, heavy thrash metal, an industrial/techno tint courtesy of Dwid's sampling experiments, and the sort of angular, noisy guitar riffs commonly found on the heavier side of alternativerock or alternative metal. Lineup changes accompanied virtually every Integrity album, but one original member -- guitarist Aaron Melnick -- stuck it out with Dwid for the vast majority ofthe band's existence under the name Integrity. The group issued its debut album, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, in 1991, and for a time recorded mostly for singles and compilations. Theyfinally returned in 1995 with Systems Overload, recorded for the Victory label, which would release most (but not all) of the band's recordings through the remainder of the '90s. Releasessuch as 1996's Humanity Is the Devil and 1997's Seasons in the Size of Days found Dwid's religious obsessions taking center stage in almost concept-album form; the records also helpedbroaden Integrity's audience beyond the hardcore faithful into heavy metal circles. In 1997, the band issued the rarities collection Taste of Every Sin on its own Holy Terror (formerly DarkEmpire) label. In 1999, following Melnick's departure, Dwid re. christened the group Integrity 2000 and teamed up with guitarist Dave Felton to co-write most of the material on the « hide

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LPs
Suicide Black Snake
06/11/2013

3.4
31 Votes
The Blackest Curse
2010

3.6
68 Votes
To Die For
2003

3.6
74 Votes
Closure
2001

3.1
25 Votes
Integrity 2000
1999

2.6
22 Votes
Seasons in the Size of Days
1997

3.5
45 Votes
Systems Overload
1995

3.4
41 Votes
Those Who Fear Tomorrow
1991

4.2
193 Votes
EPs
Black Heksen Rise
02/08/2013

4
2 Votes
Kingdom of Heaven (The Araca Sessions)
01/01/2012

4.1
5 Votes
Walp├╝rgisnacht
2008

3.5
8 Votes
Humanity is the Devil
1996

3.9
101 Votes
In Contrast of Sin
1990

4.3
2 Votes
Compilations
Systems Overload (A2/Orr Mix)
11/11/2013

3.9
7 Votes
Thee Destroy+Orr
2011

3.4
5 Votes
In Contrast of Tomorrow
2001

3.5
1 Votes
Den of Iniquity
1995

2.4
7 Votes

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