Sunday, October 24, 2010
Rorschach - 'Protestant' LP & 'Remain Sedate' LP
Remain Sedate / Protestant
This reissue is all around amazing. Double LP gatefold featuring both albums the band released with all the lyrics printed on the inside. If you are a fan and don't have the originals and don't feel like draining your bank account on EBay, this is your best bet. Rorschach were a powerhouse Hardcore band from Paramus, New Jersey. They existed from the late eighties until 1993. I don't quite know how to explain their sound. Part raging Hardcore Punk, part slow, lumbering sonic dirge. I guess some people classify that as Power Violence, but, truth be told, I have always hated that descriptor. I always thought they sounded like Die Kreuzen or even The Accused. Total metallic Hardcore Bludgeoning!!! The only thing I know is whenever I put them on the stereo I feel like my chest is caving in. That is a good thing. They got back together recently for some reunion shows on the East Coast. I heard they were still uncompromisingly brutal in their delivery.