February 24, 2012

SLAVESTATE - 1992-1993

"SLAVESTATE, from New York, were of my favorite bands from that mess of mostly forgettable powerviolence bands from the 90s. They’re a great example of how lack of fidelity can work to a band’s favor. Had this stuff been recorded in a proper studio, a lot of the power of these recordings would be missing. During their short existence they released a demo, split 7”s with RUPTURE and LACK OF INTEREST and some compilation tracks before changing their name to PNEUMATIC VALUES, then again to AVULSION. The demo was pressed on vinyl by Sludge Records in France, the last song of which appeared on the “Son of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!” 7” compilation. 26 tracks in less than 20 minutes are all that exists from this great band. A lot of shittier bands from that era have had their material released on a discography CD/LP. Someone needs to extend the same gesture to them." All via MORTVILLE NOISE


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