G.I.S.M.
Detestation


5.0
classic

Review

by CorvusMetus USER (1 Reviews)
December 8th, 2012 | 20 replies | 2,024 views


Release Date: 1984 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is an essential metallic hardcore record.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

What happens when you take Crass and Iron Maiden, add more distortion and reverb than you really need, and throw in a manic frontman that would shame G.G. Allin? You get "Detestation", a classic slab of Japanese hardcore and one of the best punk records of all time.

At its heart, despite the metallic influences, this album is deeply rooted in the 80's British anarcho-sound although its filtered through a different cultural lens. While Crass was more or less defined peace-punk this record takes the sonic foundations created on records like "Feeding..." and "Stations..." but inserts a genuine primal violence that almost disfigures its origins beyond recognition especially considering the soaring NWOBHM-style guitar solos that frequently appear courtesy of the late Randy Uchida.

Make no mistake, however. This isn't a tight record with a clean production. It's noisy and sloppy as hell, with a lo-fi production that makes even some raw black metal albums sound over-produced.

What ties everything together are the absolutely insane vocals of Sakevi. He sounds like a man possessed throughout the record, laughing manically, murmuring like an asylum patient, and screaming in poor English. His early antics on stage and relative obscurity in the West only add to the primal intensity of his performance.

All in all, this record is one of the most intense slabs of punk rock there is and should be something that anyone who claims to enjoy hardcore and even heavy metal. Worship this record.


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foxblood
December 8th 2012



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is amazing G.I.S.M. fucking rules

it's awesome that this has a review now, although i'd say the review could use a bit of fleshing out.

Havey
December 8th 2012



9616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great record. cool recommended albums too, Zouo rules aswell

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2012



18005 Comments


rules

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alachlahol
December 8th 2012



7471 Comments


rock, all you had to say was 'this is essential'. point made

Ovrot
December 8th 2012



10460 Comments


death agonies and screams

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ShadowRemains
December 8th 2012



20228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ENDLESUGGGHSSS BLOCKADDDDEEE

GiaNXGX
February 21st 2013



4867 Comments


lol 6 comments for a japanese punk classic wtf

foxblood
February 21st 2013



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sput has never been too good at japanese music
maybe i'll make a japanese hardcore list and try to spread it

GiaNXGX
February 21st 2013



4867 Comments


yeah man do that, it would be awesome - letss spread the japlove!

foxblood
February 21st 2013



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah i will then. have you heard Confuse? might like them, they're my fav jap hardcore band

Graveyard
February 21st 2013



5595 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

try zouo

Havey
February 21st 2013



9616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^

GiaNXGX
February 21st 2013



4867 Comments


I've only heard Kriegshog and GISM, will check Zouo and Confuse out, thanks!

Havey
February 21st 2013



9616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ye

foxblood
February 22nd 2013



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i made a brief list of jap stuff

Graveyard
March 7th 2013



5595 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

jammed this today

still rulez

MichaelSnoxall
March 7th 2013



12163 Comments


I don't know how it would stop rulezing.

Graveyard
March 7th 2013



5595 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

once lucifer gives up the torch

EyesWideShut
March 7th 2013



3093 Comments


not my fav band, but this is a hardcore classic yo

Owantjaaaa
August 16th 2013



3200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haha oh wow, there are two band pages for the same band. (gism)


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