Offenders where a band from Austin, Texas that played hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2014 compilation which was released by Southern lord Records and has their albums "We Must Rebel" "I Hate myself" and "Endless Struggle" which where all originally released in the 1980's.
The compilation starts out with a heavy sound along with some melody and leads as well as hardcore punk style vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and on the following track the music goes into a faster direction.
When the album goes into other songs it sticks to the hardcore punk style that was very common in the 80's and has a sound that is in between Minor Threat and Agnostic Front and at time s the vocals utilize some melodic singing, as time goes on by psychedelic keyboards are added into the music briefly before returning to a heavier direction.
Offenders where a bit ahead of their time, they formed in 1978 and they had a lot more heavier and aggressive sound than most hardcore punk band s of that area and you can also hear a slight metal influence in their music and this is some great underrated material from the early 80's.
Song lyrics cover violent, hateful and everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound fro the time that was recorded and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on these albums.
In my opinion Offenders where a very great sounding hardcore punk band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Face Down in The Dirt" "Endless Struggle" "Fight Back" and "I Hate myself". 8 out of 10.
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