Disrupt - Unrest ©1994 Relapse
1. Domestic Prison
2. Mass Graves
3. Complaint
4. A Life’s A Life
5. Pay For…
6. Unrest
7. Reality Distortion
8. Down My Throat
9. Tortured In Eternity
10. Religion Is A Fraud
11. We Stand Corrected
12. Faction Disaster
13. Human Garbage
14. Without Sincerity
15. Neglected
16. Same Old Shit
17. For What?
18. Squandered
19. Mindlock
20. Green To Gray
21. Critics
22. Dog Eat Dog
23. Deprived
24. Give It Back
25. Victims Of Tradition
26. Exorbitant Prices Must Diminish
27. Smash Divisions
28. Lack Of Intelligence
29. No Values
30. Solidarity

Disrupt was one of those incredibly ugly crust bands on the Relapse roster in the early nineties, tossing out political hardcore in sporadic seven inch bursts, and containing many more members than any punk band should possibly have. Simple arrangements, ample venom, and a need to spit on contemporary humanity, drove the Disrupt engine. Every progressive and radical topic is explored within the framework of fast, aggressive grind-punk: racism, sexism, machismo, political injustice, environmental concerns, free-market shenanigans, poverty, and animal rights issues. Music fans that don’t enjoy being preached to should probably stay a minimum safe distance from this thick slab-o-derision. Riffs are typical punk fare, but are imbued with a grind heaviness and propensity for speed, at once catchy and incredibly dirty. Vocals are shouted, growled, screeched, and spoken, all expected within the genre. A guest contributor, Alyss Murry, provides the best screams; to say she’s pissed off is a vast understatement - she’s clearly on the warpath and no sane person would get in her way. As with any album of this nature, there’s a plethora of tracks that more or less bleed together into one vast, ultimately tiresome album. The band was the best at what they did, and I can definitely recommend the album to fans of hardcore punk and simple grindcore. As for everyone else, I’ll just a pull a Disrupt and tell you all to “fuck off!”

Review by James Slone

Review date: 04/2001

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