Poison Idea are a band from Portland, Oregon that h as been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being hardcore punk and this is a review of their 1986 album "Kings Of Punk" which was re-issued by Southern Lord Records in the year of 2013 and also contains a lot of live tracks from 84. 85, 86 and their is alos 2 discs on this album.
"Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming along with some early blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound along with some primitive hardcore punk style riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast hardcore punk riffs that also utilize the heaviness of metal along with some melodic guitar riffing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very old school sounding punk/rock music guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are all hardcore style punk shouts and screams along with some spoken word parts being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover hateful, political themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with a mixture of studio and life tracks and there are some cover tunes being played live.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Poison Idea and if you are a fan of 80's hardcore punk, you should check out this compilation> RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "God Not God" "Cop With An Attitude" "Cult Band" and "Made To Be Broken". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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