Sunday, January 21, 2007
Switzerland' s Mister Universe Manni introduced Defiance to me after I missed the actuality that members of Resist - hell yeah, I loved that lp - and Deprived had started a new band. This band is really really great until the "no time left" e.p.. After touring and line-up changes the band lacked more and more power; and so does the second lp and the stuff afterwards. Their "no future no hope" lp is the perfect blend of the old crust influences and UK stuff like Chelsea, Chaos UK, Angelic Upstarts & Abrasive Wheels. The driven guitar parts, bass runs, a lot of chorus singing and those simple, but strong lyrics made this one of the best punk albums in the 90ies for me and accompanied me through a lot of shit.
Defiance got criticized for being on Punk Core now since Punk Core was supposed to distribute stuff like Ultima Thule; there are also rumors about their remaining Skuld stuff being destroyed due to that. Maybe you' ll tell me.
This shirt is based on the cover of the "burn" e.p. which was released on Consensus Reality in 1995.