Pure Disgust
Pure Disgust LP


3.3
great

Review

by Tristan Jones EMERITUS
July 20th, 2016 | 64 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Hella important D.C. punk

Some of punk music’s greatest achievements relied on sociopolitical timing - knowing what to say and when to say it. It’s oddly fitting that some of the genre’s greatest testimonies stem from the U.S. capital: Bad Brains’ mixture of Rastafarianism and rejection of American materialism; Fugazi’s unique critical language; the revivalist, stereotype-challenging sentiment of Teen Idles. Pure Disgust’s first full-length effort is indicative of relevant cop-versus-community attitudes, and is 2016’s de facto punk anthem. It might be low-hanging fruit to touch on the themes of racial prejudice, but it’s almost unavoidable with the band not only dangling them in your face, but spitting out the seeds - let’s pretend that’s a clever metaphor for their brashness. Their brand of everyman Oi! and 80s-inspired hardcore punk touches on elements of identity abandonment (“Lost Child”), cycles of poverty (“Pipeline”), and denial (“White Silence”), while sounding pretty badass for a group of fresh-faced, chess-clubbing, whippersnapper types.

Thematically, Pure Disgust’s LP is what you’d want from angsty, politically-fuelled D.C. fervour. The sub-two-minute tracks aren’t exactly complex political analysis, and don’t really attempt to deconstruct the recent racial tensions, but rather dig at the base level of humanity. “Potential Criminal” and “Agents of the Machine" touch on the fickleness/ambiguity of morals in the judiciary system, and the never-ending debate of to what extent ”to serve and protect” holds water. “White Silence” takes a jab at those who claim to be vanguards for equality, but only when called out as perpetrators of inequality. Suffice to say, Pure Disgust’s S/T is full of pertinent frustration. Still, it wouldn’t necessarily be a worthwhile listen without great instrumentation to boot. Sonically, it’s unwavering; it’s more of a mission statement than a purely artistic exercise. The aggressive, bellowing approach finds a balance from the get-go and maintains it for eighteen minutes, combining catchy drum work, memorable riffs, and gutsy vocals without any member hogging the spotlight; this approach would be unremarkable if not for the sheer devotion on display. One suspects Pure Disgust are actions-speak-louder-than-words advocates, and their sound encompasses the power of unity better than any amount of stonewalling ever will.




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3.3
great

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JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
July 20th 2016


6738 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

https://katorgaworks.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-lp-2

https://puredisgustdc.bandcamp.com/album/pure-disgust

(currently a name-your-price download)

took a few tries to enter this, probably can't be bothered to edit either until the site unfucks itself, so hopefully this isn't full of errors : ]

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2016


3519 Comments


Site seems reasonably un-fucked, now. Touch wood >.>

Lyrics on this made me lol but the songs jam so it's all good. Review was a pleasure to read, as usual.

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
July 21st 2016


6738 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

they're a bit juvenile but the kid has moxie so i forgive

breakingthefragile
July 21st 2016


3104 Comments


Diggin this

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
July 22nd 2016


25958 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

katorga works is an ace label, definitely gonna check this out

Digging: Arnaut Pavle - Arnaut Pavle

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
July 22nd 2016


6738 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

yeah i've been meaning to give them some shine, so i was v interested to see this on their roster

aaronrkc
July 23rd 2016


348 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lmao, appreciate my quote in the summary. Good review.

Digging: (Sandy) Alex G - House Of Sugar

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
July 23rd 2016


6738 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

lol cheers

combustion07
July 28th 2016


6554 Comments


Need to give this a shot

Asmodeuss1990
August 1st 2016


369 Comments


Fuck yeah. DC represent.

ZippaThaRippa
August 1st 2016


10528 Comments


Alexandria, DC suburbs whaddup

Natty Harbor 4 lyfe

ZippaThaRippa
August 1st 2016


10528 Comments


The side streets of Old Town

ZippaThaRippa
August 1st 2016


10528 Comments


Rollin with the fairfax crew

ZippaThaRippa
August 1st 2016


10528 Comments


Got niggas in Centreville

got niggas in Reston

got niggas in Loudon County getting LoCo in this mothafucka

ZippaThaRippa
August 1st 2016


10528 Comments


I wouldn't hang out with anyone who rides on the green or red lines though.

I'm not that OG.

Ryanprobro
August 1st 2016


22 Comments


one of the best bands out of DC right now

DungeonBoy
August 1st 2016


6617 Comments


Man this rips.

Digging: Solstice (USA-FL) - Solstice

grannypantys
August 1st 2016


2047 Comments


only had to listen to 10 seconds of track 1 before deciding to buy the album. Hopefully they'll swing by the Black Cat soon.

ZippaThaRippa
August 1st 2016


10528 Comments


The Black Cat is pretty sweet. Saw Single Mothers there.

Son of Mr. Pain
August 2nd 2016


24854 Comments


Hella



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