Thursday, November 08, 2007

Integrity - Humanity is the Devil

Integrity - Humanity is the Devil

What can be said that already hasn't been said? Hands down one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years. One of the most influential sounds. One of the most mysterious and outlandish frontmen to ever front a hardcore band. I mean what band gains popularity by shit talking popular bands at the time just to go against the grain? This band is the perfect mix of metal and hardcore (and really started the entire Cleveland metallic hardcore scene, which Cleveland will eventually become synonymous with). Let's see if we've got the checklist of requirements for timeless record:
Intro to crush skulls to - check
Follow up songs are perfect blend of metals fury and hardcores intensity - check
Amazing lyrical themes set to bone crushing breakdowns and ear melting solos - check
Eerie album closing instrumentals - check

I think the gang is all here.

I invite the shadows near no longer contained by your evils outweighing the curse of humanity.

Who writes lyrics like this!?

I could go into detail on what it sounds like but there are two things preventing this. First off I am too amazed by this record to begin to describe it in full detail because I know I'll be mad at myself if I miss something, and second of all this is an album you must hear to believe.


Anonymous jaysin said...

I think you have it covered. This record is amazing. They were never quite as scary in real life as I hoped. The few times i saw them they were amazing, but i really was hoping for Pure Evil to be manifest while they played.

Of course one of the times i saw them they were opening up for Rancid. It was a sweet show.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Finally Jeff. Good post.

4:07 PM  
Blogger metro/sea said...

Great post! Check this Halloween radio program Dwid did :

7:00 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

quite possibly the best band to ever be affiliated with the victory records roster. smurf crisis be damned

3:08 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

dont forget Snapcase...

great post jeff. im gonna jam this at work...

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when Ezec knocked his ass out?

12:20 PM  
Blogger Jeff Chord said...

No but I remember hearing the stories. That little flyer Victory sent out when Dwid fucked Moon is lolable.

Sorry bout all the delays. Been busy a lot lately. I'm gonna try and post more awesome stuff and then give recommendations on current bands that sound a lot like them. Might edit this tonight to include Living Hell and Shipwreck.

6:57 PM  
Blogger paper_tiger said...

good post jeff
the ultimate metalcore band

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

links down son :(

6:59 PM  
Blogger Rescue the said...

This blog rules. Thanks for the help! Can I send something for possible submission / review?

2:12 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

sure, i'll give anything a listen, especially if its fits with the recent stuff..

jeff, did you get your bloodlet?


think Integrity crashing into Iceburn. In florida. lol!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Jeff Chord said...

I'll reup this tonight before work.

Tim I did get a few things of Bloodlet but not everything. Kinda into it.

Tim where have you been? Just busy with work/life again?

11:50 AM  
Blogger Rescue the said...

Check out my "solo" project:

Daleth - "Lusitania" (Disc 1 - For fans of Isis, Floor, Mono, etc.)

I record drum parts, then write music over them (all by myself). No preconceived ideas.


More info can be found at:

1:01 PM  
Blogger soulfire said...

More Integ:

2:12 PM  
Blogger dcharles said...

this and deadguy's fixation are victory's get out of jail free cards.

10:15 PM  
Blogger bleep_bloop said...

the link is broken

3:27 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

will fix this weekend.

10:09 AM  
Blogger bleep_bloop said...

thanks for putting so much awesome music btw

2:33 AM  
Blogger bleep_bloop said...

thanks for putting so much awesome music btw

2:33 AM  
Blogger swizcore said...

Without question Integrity's best album ever. The songs on this album IMO were perfect from start to finish.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Gentur said...

i love Integrity

10:02 AM  
Blogger MOVIE CRAZY said...

You have an amazing post. I read it several times. Read a similar post in mine too! Death

11:00 AM  

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