Repulsion 'Horrified Anniversary Picture Disc' LP
Horrified is the highly influential (and only) full-length studio album by American grindcore band Repulsion. Although the album was originally recorded in 1986, it remained unreleased until three years later, when it was originally released on Necrosis Records, a sublabel of Earache Records.
This is an album whose legacy is inevitably shrouded by its historical impact (especially on the early Earache label school of grindcore) as well as by a certain level of nostalgia among those who happened to be of the right age when this was first recorded back in 1986. Listening to it nearly 20 years later takes some reorienting on the part of listeners who have been exposed to the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Brutal Truth, Cryptopsy, and others who have taken the early grind template to wildly creative extremes in years since (not to mention being accustomed to the more modern production techniques that have evolved over the years). But, taken on its own terms as a direct blast of youthful, horror-inspired thrash/grind mayhem, it still has value beyond its historical / evolutionary importance.
Catalogue number: RR41741
Label: Relapse Records