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  • Vinyl (11 May 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B00AW8P11S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,888 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Stench of Burning Death
  2. Eaten Alive
  3. Acid Bath
  4. Slaughter of the Innocent
  5. Decomposed
  6. Radiation Sickness
  7. Splattered Cadavers
  8. Festering Boils
  9. Pestilent Decay
  10. Crematorium
  11. Driven to Insanity
  12. Six Feet Under
  13. Bodily Dismemberment
  14. Repulsion
  15. The Lurking Fear
  16. Black Breath
  17. Maggots in Your Coffin
  18. Horrified

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By A Customer on 19 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album (with new and extended demos and live offerings) is special. A defining moment in the world of death and grindcore (and everything in between). The beginings proper if you like of these two genres (lets not forget Chuck Shuldiner and Death as well).
Lets not talk about arrangements, and tuning and all that technical rubbish. This album is about getting up and banging your head as hard and as fast as you possibly can !
Its got a character all of its own, and blasts its way through 1 and 2 minute songs with hellish abandon. Fans of Early Napalm Death and Carcass will love this cd.
A nice touch is the booklet notes (depending on if you like this sort of info) giving quick but concise reasons why particular tunes sound the way they do.
Buy this cd if you like blasting, gore soaked, fuzz bassed, Slayer tinted death/ grind mayhem. It will not dissapoint.
Buy a piece of history and let it blow your ear drums out!
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Format: Audio CD
This is the band that Napalm Death obviously discovered prior to creating 'SCUM' and 'FROM ENSLAVEMENT...' this is superb. No time wasted, not disappointments, just pure aggression and pure speed from start to finish with a raw and angry vocal more brutal than any of the later bands, this is the guttural growl of an angry man backed by an angry guitar-wielding mob. This is an ESSENTIAL purchase for any fan of the early Napalm Death and Terrorizer material.
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Lets get one thing straight. Repulsion pretty much defined the genres of heavy rock music we know (and love) as Death metal and Grind. Their influence is immeasurable, yet they never received any lable interest until after they split-up. There are eighteen tracks, and each is bearely over two minutes. This has it all, if you're a death metal fan: blistering blast-beats; sick lyrics (growled of course); demented fuzz-base intros, and all at break-neck speed! This re-issue contains a bonus disk of unreleased material, which is arranged in a way that it displays their development into the twisted best that recorded "Horrified". Not for fans of Britney Spears, but this Re-issue is a absolute must-have for fans of extreme-metal!
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Celtic Frost met Discharge,fell down some stairs bumped into Slayer at the bottom where they were doused in irradiated sewage and given a beating by Venom and Possessed and then thrown into a dumper truck with a bunch of Black Flag and Minor Threat tapes in it.Then they got mad and drank a whole bunch of extra strong coffee and nachos and sat down to watch Dawn of the Dead again.
There you have it,Repulsion.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The true creators and legends of Grind 11 Jan. 2007
By Big J Moreno - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
As much as I love Napalm Death and the like, it's really these guys who are the true innovators and kings of grind. They took their love for the best of punk (Discharge, DRI) and the best of extreme metal (Slayer, Celtic Frost, and Slaughter) to create a musical genre that would knock the metal underground on it's f*cking *ss. Afterall it's these guys who were the first to do it and the one's who invented the BLAST BEAT! But what will really catch a metal aficionado's fancy are the f*cking riffs. See folks the problem sometimes in grindcore (like on Scum) is that sometimes the band has the desire to be as extreme as possible that the forget the value of the riff but the boys of Repulsion never ever forgot that and that's what I praise them the most for. They even throw in some solos which were definitely the Slayer-esque bunny-in-a-blender style and it sounds great. What makes the riffs so good are the inherent catchiness of them despite their uncompromising rawness. Some great examples of this would be Radiation Sickness, Maggots In Your Coffin, and Black Breath. I dare you to listen to "Maggots" and not do a frenzied headbang while shouting along with the catchy chorus. What's amazing about Black Breath is that it's one of the slowest grind songs ever but one of the best!

Of course what's a Horrified review without mentioning it's massive influence. This has to be one of the most ripped-off extreme metal albums I've ever heard. I mean even the first time I listened to this I was like "dude there's a Carcass riff! Wait there's ND riff! There's another!" and so on and so on. But one of the biggest culprits are Entombed of all people. It was because of Repulsion they were able to create the almighty Left Hand Path. Just to push this point further here's some specific examples- listen to the riff in Festering Boils then listen to Carcass's Reek of Putrefaction (the song), the beginning of "Bodily Dismemberment" is EXACTLY the same as the beginning of the title track on Left Hand Path, I don't blame them though since Repulsion had a real knack for writing some of the sickest intro riffs ever. I could go on but you get my drift.

What also stands out here are the lyrics, yes for today's standards they're not too intimidating but back then they were pretty insane, perfectly blending a touch of cartoony/chessiness and realism in them. The band themselves even stated that they were purely for humor only and they certainly add a fun element to the album. Oh I can't forget the vocals, they're very raw and raspy, quite unique for grindcore.

In a nutshell the band was trying to be over the top in every aspect and they're perhaps the one band to encompass everything that's "over the top" and still make a brilliant album. And to imagine these were just four crazy kids (from Michigan of all places!) who were just willing to be a tad more adventurous than everyone else and look what happened. This is of course mandatory purchase for extreme metal fans as this is one of the best grind albums ever, it deserves all the praise it gets. It's also perfect for people justing getting into grindcore. However, if I had just one complaint about this it would be the production which does sound sweet even if the whole thing is of "demo" quality, but judging from ND's sick cover of "Maggots" I know this would sound even BETTER if it had better production and then I'd probably think this was the best record ever made. I'm still giving this a high 96% though.

Everyone seems to have a different set of highlights and here's mine - Radiation Sickness, Splattered Cadavers, Six Feet Under, Maggots In Your Coffin, and my fave Black Breath.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Repulsion did it first and did it best. This album was so friggin far ahead of ... 13 Feb. 2015
By Josh666 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Grindcore defined. Recorded in mid '86, Repulsion did it first and did it best. This album was so friggin far ahead of its time that they couldn't even get a record deal until Repulsion worshipers Carcass put it out 3 years later and got Dig to distro it. It was considered too extreme (Death and Morbid Angel had the same problem back then too). Sounds retarded today but record companies back then thought Slayer fans couldn't handle death metal/grindcore. Boy were they wrong.
To put Repulsion in perspective, while you're listening to Horrified with its lightning fast drums, riffs that cut like razors, the goriest lyrics ever at the time, and the sickest bass tone east of the Mississippi (Chewy from the Accused is the only other person I've heard make a bass sound like that), keep in mind that Horrified was recorded a few months BEFORE Reign in Blood. Napalm Death proudly stole riffs from them.
Death's Back From the Dead demo was the only thing that came close to Repulsion. Any metalhead that doesn't own this is a fool. Time to get schooled kiddies.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cornerstone in any grindcore collection 10 Dec. 2012
By A. Stutheit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
People usually credit Napalm Death with being the godfathers of grindcore; but this reviewer, for one, doesn't really see how they can do that. After all, it is Repulsion that came before Napalm (heck, they were even a source of inspiration for that band!) And some might wonder just how influential Repulsion can be since they only released one album. But they, thanks to their debut full-length (which was recorded in 1986), "Horrified," are actually enormously influential and important. After all, it is one of the first-ever grindcore albums in existence, and would make Repulsion capable of going on to inspire the next two generations of bands not only in the grindcore (including goregrind), hardcore/crust punk, and death metal genres; but also being extremely influential for the black metal and thrash genres, as well. Heck, there are even some bands out there (see: Black Breath, Six Feet Under, Dismemberment, etc.) that are so heavily inspired by Repulsion, that they adopted one of this Michigan-based quartet's song titles for a moniker of their own group.

But "Horrified" is worth far more than just being an important milestone release. For one, even listeners who have already been subjected to the likes of, say, Assuck, Nasum, Magrudergrind, and/or Noisear should agree that this album remains as intense today as it ever was. (And no matter how many times you listen to it, it never does seem to get any less intense.) This is partially thanks due to the fact that "Horrified" sounds so unique, even with an uncountable number of impersonators flooding the marketplace today. Nobody can seem to get the sound 100% just right that Repulsion have created, here.

And the band might not exactly be technical, but they sure can play their instruments. Col Jones may have not actually invented the blast beat (that honor goes to Sepultura's Igor Cavalera, for his work on "Morbid Visions," and Extreme Noise Terror's Darren "Pig Killer" Olley); but he certainly patented it, and made Repulsion one of the first ever bands to use it in excess. (Every one of these eighteen songs explodes with ferocious, single-footed grindcore blasts and double-time thrash beats.) Meanwhile, frontman Scott Carlson sounds like he is flossing his teeth with barbed-wire, as he alternates a rough, mid-range (but still not quite Cookie Monster-worthy) growl with unnerving rasps and freakishly high, Celtic Frost/Kreator-inspired shrieks. And elsewhere, Sean MacDonald's bass forms an extremely filthy, wet-in-your-ears sounding, wall-of gut-rumbling sludge; while guitarists Matt Olivo and Matt Harvey, repeatedly bash out simplistic, Slayer-inspired thrash riffs, buzzsaw-fast guitar leads, and some of the absolute most noisy and shredding, whammy bar-laden solos ever put to tape.

Overall, the album does seem to blend together a bit too much. But that is certainly not to say that there aren't standout tracks present, here. For example, "The Stench Of Burning Death" is a propulsive opening launch pad backed by a pounding, even borderline catchy, doom-soaked main riff that has been borrowed by Napalm Death a dozen-or-more times (most notably for their 1987 song "Deceiver"). Soon enough, however, the song becomes a decapitating barrage of blistering riffage, thunderous blast beats, and extremely noisy and squealing, whammy-bar soloing. And later songs, such as "Eaten Alive" (and the subsequent "Acid Bath"), are two especially amazing drum performances, long on hyper-kinetic double kick drumming, frantic fills, and pulverizing blasts. Elsewhere, tracks like "Slaughter Of The Innocent" use blast beats, but not quite as much as usually, thus creating a nice, adherent groove. Some catchy "wah-wah"-esque guitar licks are included, here, too. The blast beats also stop, albeit just momentarily, in Radiation Sickness" thus forming a great contrast and friction near the beginning of the song.

Another big standout is "Festering Boils," which marries an especially brutal bass tone (including a bass intro that sounds like a rusty chainsaw) with grinding, chest-caving guitars, and jackhammer-fast drumming. "Crematorium" barrels forward with Jones pummeling his trapkit into a million pieces with mind-bogglingly fast, ferocious, jackhammer-gone-wild blasting. "Driven To Insanity" is a borderline catchy tune, and one that boasts crunchy, churning, and at times almost machine-gun riffing. It is also fueled by a positively breakneck tempo and soloing section. Other notable mentions include "Six Feet Under" (which has more of the same drumming as heard in "Crematorium"); the band's title song ("Repulsion"), which is especially blazing, careening, and out of control; "The Lurking Fear," which briefly but notably switches to an up-tempo, chugging part; and "Maggots In Your Coffin," which was also later covered by Napalm Death on that group's "Leaders Not Followers" E.P..

The bottom line, here, is easy enough to understand: If you don't know Repulsion and/or "Horrified," you simply do not know grindcore (or any of extreme metal, for that matter). Simply put, the album is an absolutely bloody essential listen. Buy it and blast-out your eardrums! It is grindcore in its truest, heaviest, filthiest, and most unadulterated form.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Napalm Death? You'll Love Repulsion 20 Dec. 2003
By J. Brittman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Forefathers of Grindcore and the blast beat, Repulsion are one of the most important bands that no one's ever heard of. The song structures are short and straight forward. It sounds like utter chaos caught on tape but it all melds together coherently and powerfully. The drumming is simply groundbreaking since blast beats were simply non-existent before Horrified. The vocals are edgy and the lyrics are offensive. The guitar work simply shreds. I always touted Napalm Death for being the originals in the genre of grindcore but after finally getting my hands on Horrified it is clear that even ND were greatly inspired by this underground masterpiece. Even down to the way Repulsion scrawled their logo, ND imitated! So anyway, this is an absolute must-own for any metal historian or grindcore afficiando, especially remastered and with the additional disc with rarities and demos all at a great price. Best songs: The Stench of Burning Death, Black Breath, Acid Bath and Maggots in your Coffin. Highly Recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grinds's First Milestone 7 Feb. 2014
By Metal_Freak95 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In my honest opinion Grindcore started with the almighty Repulsion. They were the first to combine early 80's extreme metal acts like Slayer, early Sodom, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, etc. With early 80's hardcore punk like Discharge, D.R.I, Agnostic Front, Minor Threat, etc. Plus Repulsion always had the sickest guitar riffs a trait that gets forgotten forgotten sometimes in grindcore because some bands just try to go way too fast early Napalm Death is a perfect example of this. This record should be in every metal head's as its a must have.
Stand out tracks:
The Stench Of Burning Death, Acid Bath, Radiation Sickness, Festering Boils, Black Breath, Maggots In Your Coffin, Horrified.
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