Charles Bronson
Complete Discocrappy


4.0
excellent

Review

by Blackbelt54 USER (8 Reviews)
June 9th, 2011 | 50 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 117 songs in less than 90 minutes? That's about as punk as you can get.

Don’t worry, I won’t do a track-by-track.

Picture walking into a record store one day. You browse through various CD’s, and you come across Complete Discocrappy by Charles Bronson. The CD is priced at $16, a little expensive for a CD, don’t you think? After looking at the back cover of the CD, you realize that the album has 117 tracks. You jump for joy, thinking this is a bargain that no one can refuse (even though it may be quite a bargain). The record store is a little ways away from your house, so you decide to put on the CD while you drive home. You get home about 20 minutes later, and you realize that you have already blown through the first 25 tracks. You say to yourself, “Oh, that’s why it was only $16.”

Charles Bronson played an intense brand of powerviolence, racing through most of their songs in under a minute. Their music features breakneck-speed drumming, blazing guitar chords, and the signature nasally yelling/screaming of Mark McCoy. Their music managed to make punk more stripped-down and raw than it already was.

This is one of the rawest, fastest, most aggressive punk albums ever. The band, named after the famous actor of the same name, takes influence from powerviolence pioneers Infest, playing a combination of hardcore punk, thrashcore, and grindcore. The songs contain odd timing breakdowns, frequent changes in tempo, and plenty of dissonance. Charles Bronson are known for using samples of old television shows and movies between songs, often as commentary or satire. The lyrics on the album that one can make out deal with social issues, political topics, and the music scene. The album contains a countless number of great hardcore songs, and the intensity of these songs will knock your socks off every time. However, the album does have some filler tracks, and can drag on a little bit. But one has to consider that this is a compilation of their full discography, and is not necessarily meant to be listened to as a full, cohesive album. There really aren’t standout tracks, but some songs jump out at you more than others (but I won’t name all of them for convenience’s sake).

If you like intense, fast, in-your-face hardcore, give Charles Bronson a listen. You will not be disappointed.

Overall Rating: 4/5



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Psychopathologist
June 9th 2011


1924 Comments


sick band

Mr_Coffee
June 9th 2011


631 Comments


Best band name ever.

Enotron
June 9th 2011


7695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck yes

Colliiiin
June 9th 2011


672 Comments


nice to see a review for this

Digging: toe - For Long Tomorrow

kount
June 9th 2011


1279 Comments


about as punk as you can get!!

TheSpirit
June 9th 2011


17885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nice

Digging: Wreodan Heahl - Laecig

FilupLees
June 9th 2011


344 Comments


Yeah, this should have had a review. I've been testing the waters on pv, but this seems like a good place to dive in that isn't named Man is the Bastard


SlightlyEpic
June 9th 2011


5780 Comments


hardcore before mark mccoy was emo semen

Relinquished
June 9th 2011


25098 Comments


rules hard

Blackbelt54
June 9th 2011


4275 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

@FilupLees

Yeah, start with this and the ones that I recommended

@SlightlyEpic

lol yes, I was thinking the same thing

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accompliceofmydeath
June 9th 2011


4226 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

fast as fuck

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Enotron
June 9th 2011


7695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

silenced, all for whaatt

djunior
June 10th 2011


781 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

band's sick as fuck

Digging: Objekt - Flatland

rasputin
June 10th 2011


14546 Comments


never liked this band, far too whiny

ill take infest or mitb over this anyday

Raz0rGrind23
June 10th 2011


423 Comments


Tbh, I had heard of these fellers but never could find a copy of this. Where can I hear this before purchasing?

Eko
June 10th 2011


2119 Comments


summary win

FilupLees
June 10th 2011


344 Comments


Best song titles I read on the track listing:
3. They Should Legalize Drugs So You Can Hurry Up And Fucking Die
2. Lets Start Another War So I Can Sing About Stopping It
1. I Can't Be In A Band With You Becasue You Like Epitaph

Blackbelt54
June 10th 2011


4275 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

^ I lol'd

CarterVance
June 19th 2011


37 Comments


Such a strange album, I'm kind of more fascinated by it conceptually than as music. Well-done review!

Adabelle
September 2nd 2011


4257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Note to self: need to get this.



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