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Bad Brains - Bad Brains

8.6 | 64 votes |
Release date: 5 February 1982
Style: Hardcore, Reggae , Punk


61 have it
10 want it

01. Sailin' On
02. Don't Need It
03. Attitude
04. The Regulator
05. Banned In D.C.
06. Jah Calling
07. Supertouch/Shitfit
08. Leaving Babylon
09. Fearless Vampire Killers
10. I
11. Big Take Over
12. Pay To Cum
13. Right Brigade
14. I Luv I Jah
15. Intro
16. Jah The Conqueror [1996 reissue bonus]

Forty years ago, metal's cousin punk was branching off. Post-punk and new wave were already pretty established offspring, but hardcore punk is the one which would take the sound to even heavier directions. When this sound peaked is still up for debate, but few albums in 1982 were as explosive and noisy as Bad Brains' debut. Simple in its structures, heavily reliant on massive amounts of outpouring energy, sprinkled with reggae and dub to create a sound that has never been replicated. Not only is this a peak for hardcore and punk in general, a fantastic debut, and a striking genre combination, but also became the go-to black punk band.

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26.10.2010 - 05:50
Rating: 10

The best hardcore punk album of all time. Simple as that.
28.10.2010 - 19:17
Rating: 10
Lactation Cnslt
Agreed. I even love the reggae parts, which is odd.
10.03.2011 - 15:40
Rating: 9
Thrash del Sur

Cool shit!!!!!!!!!!
13.03.2013 - 03:08
Rating: 10

Too good for Metal Storm!
09.09.2013 - 08:31
Account deleted
Hardcore legends.
28.08.2014 - 07:44
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I had a hardcore skateboarding session before I busted my nut, and I was listening to This along with Agent Orange's Living In Darkness and man, It clicked so hard. Fantastic album. Vocal work, guitars and the sheer intensity of this slays.
14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
08.12.2020 - 15:40
Rating: 8
Rather good HC with some original song writing and vocals. It's hard to rate this kind of album because there is no good comparisons, it's hard to say how good it actually is. Best songs to me are Sailin' On, Banned In D.C. and I.

Why the fook is intro the last song?
A Call for New 'Revolutionaries'
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06.02.2022 - 13:10
Rating: 10
These guys just legit put the intro as the last song lmao
Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?

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