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5.0 out of 5 stars
My Blood Boils, 13 Aug. 2000
Black Flag are the greatest band I've ever heard, or are ever likely to hear. Damaged is Life-affirming music that rouses you out of complacency. Frightening and real, this is not fake aggression, or forced aggression, this band lived this way, amidst so much harassment and bullshit it makes a mockery of most everything Ive heard since. "Depression" is sung with such conviction that cannot be faked. If you are listening to Korn/Machine Head/Fear Factory with their down-tuned dirge guitars, baggy-pants and goatee beards and think they are the real thing then pass this one by, you dont deserve to hear it. Riot Music, pure and perfect.