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I HEARD A SCREAM LP
01. All My Love
02. Word's I've Never Heard
03. Le Chartier's Principle
04. I Heard a Scream
06. The Last Time
10. I'm Fed Up
12. I Thought You Knew
13. Long Ago
14. Catholic Schools
15. Feelin' Good
16. Stomp Your Ass
Label: Fartblossom Enterprises/No Core Records
Cat #: FBE 006
This is a consistently good but not an outstanding release. The lyrics are the most trouble for me, with at least six songs being about love relationships. Som of the other teenage concerns aren't up my alley either. Most of the songs are powerful, fast and have stop and go pacing. They also have slower mood producing musical parts on a couple songs with only a wee bit of metal creeping into four of the eighteen tunes. One song, "Long Ago," is pretty close to being a ballad. K.C.'s vocals are very unpolished but have a lot of passion. I'd be interested to see what comes next.
-Thomas Siegel (from Ink Disease #10, Winter 1985)
You know right from the start that this will blast a hole in your heart. A raver, full of high quality straight-ahead hardcore with nary a trace of metal. Powerful as hell!
-Tim Yohannan (from Maximum Rocknroll #32, January 1986)
Primitive, punch-packing hardcore with a mean beat and a barrage of heavy-duty guitar sounds. At times the wall of sound created sounds almost industrialized -- and then smack in the middle of all the noise a slow, almost ballady type of song appears to completely throw you off and demonstrate the fact that this band is capable of some nifty versatility -- a versatility to watch for on upcoming releases. With their energy and passion, this one promises to be one you'll hear from (loud and clear) again and again.
-Carol Schutzbank (from Factsheet Five #20, November 1986)