| || 01. Verbal Assault - Learn, 1986 Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 RPM |
Positive Force Records - No.7
02. Verbal Assault - Trial, 1987 Vinyl, LP
Konkurrel - K 001/114
03. Verbal Assault - Tiny Giants, 1988 Vinyl, 7"
Giant Records (2) - GRI 6016-7
04. Verbal Assault - On, 1989 Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 RPM
Konkurrel - K 001/121
05. Verbal Assault - Your Choice Live Series 004, 1990 CD, Album
Your Choice Records - YC LS 004
Recorded at the Oberhaus in Alzey - 28/10/89
06. Verbal Assault - Verbal Assault, 1992 CD, Compilation
Konkurrel - K 137c
07. Verbal Assault - Volume One: The Masses And Learn, 2002 CD, Compilation
Mendit - MEN007
Yes, at last the long time quest for Verbal Assault is complete. Needless to state again the density of classic zer that we have here. The early basic hardcore stuff (Learn) sounds a lot like early Uniform Choice, or Minor Threat. Good, good, good, but I've always been much more excited by the later, more mature releases: Trial, On etc. are simply fantastic records. They deliver this succulent haunting that comes with the slower paces and the more rocking metallic riffing that is not unlike Bad Brains' Quickness or Underdog. Infused with this cosmic Fugazi influence, they reach the Himalayan-height class of gigazer brilliance. Also, I need to underline that FOR ONCE this amazing music is not wasted by childish lyrics, unlike 99% of hardcore bands who can only regurgitate binary hippie slogans, the so-called "political lyrics" (basically: the rich are assholes and corporations suck - oh but I need a new smartphone). The 80s will always win!
NB: the 1st CD contains Trial, Tiny Giants, On and Exit. The other CD contains the Masses demo and Learn, obviously, not some reunion rerecordings, unfortunately.
!ZER Verbal Assault ZER!
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