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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Gravity Records
  • ASIN: 5554470602
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Allen Kung on March 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Heroin was, by far, the most important hardcore band of the 90s. DIY in spirit (vocalist Matt Anderson founded the equally impressive Gravity Records), Heroin was at the center of a new hardcore sound that started in San Diego and snowballed across the country.
Heroin, drawing inspiration from varied influences like Drive Like Jehu and Rites of Spring, were fueled by screaming frenetic vocals, spastic drumming, and a guitar sound that was simultaneously tonal, meandering, and flat-out noisy. Early Heroin was more pedestrian-sounding. But, their self-titled 12" LP on Gravity Records (included in this CD) finds them veering dangerously close to sounding like a sprawling mess. Tracks like "Moving Parts", and "In General" showcase Heroin at peak form -- I would describe it as chaotic, but structured bliss.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By joe neighbor on July 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a collection of Heroin's pair of 7" and their 12". Talk about completely gut wrenching music, this is it...especially towards the end of their career, with the 12", we see such a tremendous evolution. What is consistant is vocals which are so passionately screamed it is breathtaking and a general sensation of sheer speed. Some of the production makes the guitars a little buried and the vocals sound distant, but it doesnt hurt it too much. Heroin is one of the best bands ive heard and holds a very special place in my mind and collection...infinitely recommended to anyone who enjoys original emo (i certainly hope you know what i mean by emo, if not, than it will probably do you more good to buy this than a previous fan of the genre) and has an interest in the amazing 90's san diego scene (angel hair, antioch arrow, clikatat ikatowi, drive like jehu...all of which equally recommended). It is important that music this effective is not forgotten.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. K. Malone on March 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In the early 90s, San Diego's scene really started to shake up, and the bands that ended up on the Gravity label had much to do with it. Heroin was arguably the first band in a line that continued on through others like Antioch Arrow and Clikitat Ikatowi. Many refer to it as "emocore". Personally, I don't hear that much of an 'emo' element in Heroin's music. I do hear a bit, but for the most part they sound like a plain ol' semi-sloppy hardcore band to me. They're not bad by any means. If nothing else, they have spirit.

If you're looking for real emo, start with the progenitors, Rites Of Spring, and end with Antioch Arrow. (AA's earlier work is still available on CD from Gravity, but their final record, Gems Of Masochism, is out of print. Do yourself a favor and find it. It's totally unique.) And do yourself an even bigger favor by ignoring anything that's come out in the last five or six years which kids claim is emo. It isn't emo, it isn't genuine, and it isn't worth your time, much less your money.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nick on March 5, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a GREAT band, and yes they are great but keep in mind like the guy below thinks At the Drive In was made from this band Heroin was created from Rites of Spring, and At the Drive In is a far cry from this as Rites of Spring is of older origin than this. Just keep in mind it's all relative to the era. This cd is great though, and if you have any sense of musical taste YOU WILL BUY THIS AND LOVE IT! HA! J/k.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "ribbonxcore" on March 19, 2002
Format: Audio CD
...Dan Malone: Heroin writes reflective lyrics (an emo tendency), they toured with emo bands, and the singer has that slight whine to his voice that a lot of emo singers have (Saetia, Joshua Fit For Battle, and I think Antioch).
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