Formed in Rome, during the summer of 1996 Purification were one of the first bands to bring the influence of Earth Crisis and the American Straight Edge explosion of the mid 80’s into the European scene. Creating frenzied havoc and total mayhem at their live shows across the European continent, the band has been a long time favorite in the European scene – releasing an EP, Split MCD and CD to much attention overseas.
Label: Uprising Records – R36
Format: CD, Album
1 Fight To Survive
2 Living In An Age Of Mass Extinction
5 Afraid Of This World
Vocals – Karl Buechner
6 Holy War
7 Ordinary Life In An Occupied Land
8 Lament For A Fallen Soldier
Vocals – Sean Muttaqi
This is completely uncompromising from start to finish, not even the time to catch a breath, it’s a full on sonic assault from start to finish and one which even if you do not appreciate the music from, you can not fail to respect in terms of its sheer power and technical prowess of its authors. Absolutely mindblowing, Banging the Drums of War is a worthy addition to any record collection, although be warned, that this is a heavy and thought-provoking experience.
The vegan straight edge has a name now, and that name is PURIFICATION.
For fans of: Merauder, All Out War, Madball, Shai Hulud and Throwdown.
What hardcore should be all about.