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It is doubtful the most extreme end of the musical spectrum has ever possessed such a transfixing dichotomy as BRUTAL TRUTH. The band progressed with boundless enthusiasm through the primal fury of traditional grindcore and hardcore punk. They attacked suffocating city life on the edge of the 21st century and its media noise overload with the bare-knuckled forcefulness of passion, conviction ... Read more in Amazon's Brutal Truth Store

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  • Audio CD (March 21, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Earache Records
  • ASIN: B00005Y80N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,827 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. P.S.P.I.
2. Birth of Ignorance
3. Stench of Profit
4. Ill-Neglect
5. Denial of Existence
6. Regression-Progression
7. Time
8. Walking Corpse
9. Monetary Gain
10. Wilt
11. H.O.P.E.
12. Anti-Homophobe
13. Unjust Compromise
14. Perpetual Conversion [*]
15. Lord of the World [*]
16. Bed Sheet [*]

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shawn P. Sprayberry on October 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is the second time I've purchased this CD. The first time I gave it to a kid to borrow, and never got it back. So, I was sitting here with some money to burn on music and decided that I needed to hear this album again. It brought back memories. I bought this album when it first came out, and went to see them play and was crushed both by the album and the live show. Brutal Truth were are still are one of the best grind core bands of all time. They stand right up there proudly with Napalm Death and Nasum.

Colin Richardson/Producer did an excellent job of thickening up the one guitar, one bass band. And Kevin Sharp's vocal performance was, at the time, both reverred and mocked. People thought he used too many effects, and others couldn't understand how he went from the extreme highs to the lows so well and so frequently. Part of that came from the fact that Dan Lilker also contributed vocally to this beast.

Overall ECDER is not their best album, but it's an insane way to start off. Get this album, then buy "Need to Control" for some REAL insane grind core.
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Format: Audio CD
Not every band lives up to its name. Extreme was anything but extreme. Danger Danger was quite safe. Brutal Truth lives up to its name in every way possible. This album is brutal as all hell, and some of the messages it contains are so true it hurts.

Put together by former Anthrax/SOD/Nuclear Assault/insert-huge-list-of-bands-here bassist Dan Lilker and mental hospital outpatient and sometimes journalist Kevin Sharpe, most people thought the band a bit of a gimmick to start with, banking on Lilker's previous experience. No one expected anything quite so deeply rooted in Grindcore. Drummer Scott Lewis had formerly played for the legendary Winter, the enigmatic late 80s Doom band which played at a glacial pace, so he wasn't expected to keep up the pace for a Grindcore band. However, Lilker and Sharpe had been studying Japanese Hardcore in some detail, while Sharpe had a liking for power tools. The combination proved deadly. Y'see, Japanese Hardcore isn't like your every day garden variety Hardcore. It's not all about burly, sweaty bald men covered in tattoos yelling about unity and vegetarianism. Japanese Hardcore is utterly insane, played so fast, as Sharpe once put it, you need to hold your nuts in a sling. Sounds painful... As for the power tools, Sharpe liked attacking pieces of metal with angle grinders and hammers and recording the resulting racket.

There's a definite Metal vibe right from the start of "Birth Of Ignorance", with the guitar tone, Kevin Sharpe's growl, the double kick drum rumble, and then the blast beats. This could be put down to Colin Richardson's production. After all, he's the man who brought out the metal in Goregrind sickos Carcass and even crusty Punks The Exploited. However, this is Grindcore, not Metal.
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By A Customer on June 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'm not really a fan of Brutal Truth's brand of grindcore, with low-tuned guitars and constant blast beats, but there is a certain intelligence to it. And contrary to what some brainless bigot wrote in a review below, I think it took a lot of guts for a metal band to write a song like "Anti-Homophobe." In a genre so full of meaningless macho posturing, thoughtful lyrics like this are pretty refreshing. I agree completely with what the lyrics say: "I may not be gay/But I don't care if you are/Live your life in peace/(...) if they laugh." In general, Brutal Truth represent everything that can be so good about metal-- rage against the injustices and stupidity in the world. I wish I liked their music a little more, but they definitely have my respect.
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By Mill on May 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Brutal Truth... what to say...
The cd has fast agressive drums, deep tuned catchy guitars, vocals that change from deep growling to shreiking. The other reviewers comming about the band being "politically correct", I'd have to disagree since the majority of politicians are against people who are gay. Also, if they were politically correct, why would they make a song about how we're messing up the world and that people are too greedy to try and fix it? Exactly. Lyricly, Brutal Truth are direct about their opinions. They don't hide what they mean by metaphors or poetry. In total, I would have to say this cd is some of Brutal Truth's best. The best songs on this cd would have to be "Birth Of Ignorance" and "Denial of Existance".
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