Friday, December 2, 2011

Get Into: Injustice

So, you like death metal. You probably know who Necro and Ill Bill are too then. They collaborated with such figures as John Tardy and Dan Lilker, and are currently responsible for some of the more popular 'horrorcore' music around. Their predilection with themes of death and violence and metal-looking album covers have made both of them a couple of rappers who typical metalheads seem to have an easier time enjoying. Most people know these two are fans of extreme metal and all, but too many people are totally unaware of the fact that they played it at one point. That's right; back in 1990, before deciding to go down the hip-hop road, Ron and Bill Braunstein both played in a little NY-based band called Injustice. I was quite surprised when I learned this, and even more surprised when I listened to their 1990 demo Inhuman Conditions and discovered that it kicks total fucking ass and then some. It's that sort of gnarly thrash-turned-into-death type of death metal that would form during the late 80's/1990 period that separated thrash's dominance in the metal world from the rising tide of death metal. And you get the best of both worlds with their bad-ass little three song demo. Brutal thrash meets thrashy death, and the results are fucking stellar. You like Demolition Hammer? Massacra? Slayer? Other shit like that? You'll love this! As fate would have it, Necro happened to be one hell of a riff writer at a mere fourteen years of age, and Ill Bill played bass and spitted some really cool death vocals at seventeen. Beyond that, it's genuinely surprisingly in how the music seems to really have a great sense of pacing and writing to it. They really knew what they were doing. It's totally worth talking about, and remains one of the greatest curious relics in metal history. I've had a minor obsession with it since I discovered it around a year ago, and definitely wanted to share it with you readers. Love it or be a pussy:

1 comment:

  1. This band should be ranked alongside Demolition Hammer and Morbid Saint when it comes to late 80's/early 90's death/thrash. Awesome stuff.