Fury

Fury

Resurrection

Jade Tree

Washington DC’s Fury existed for a few months back in 1989, and included future members of amazing bands like Swiz and Ignition, Circus Lupus, Dag Nasty, Bluetip and Jesus Eater. This EP was their only release, and huge cheers to Jade Tree for re-releasing it now, for the first time ever on CD. Six songs, 12 minutes. That’s all it takes, really.

Even by today’s pretty high hardcore standards, Fury sound as razor-sharp and uncompromising as they must have done back in the day when this one first was released. Panicky, tense vocals and a furious, urgent musical attack go together to create some of the most exciting and demanding hardcore you’ve heard.

“Psycho” is the pure, distilled sound of DC hardcore, while the opening title track is more of a churning, old-school hardcore thing. “Space Love” is furious and snarling, a defining punk moment, while “Last One” is the sound of a studio being trashed. “Circle Of Lies” is absolutely great, with Fury barely being able to hold it all together, and “Shotgun” is an intense, crushing track, hardcore with an attitude. All of it is brilliant, of course, and a must-have for fans of late-’80s hardcore. A seminal release from a truly legendary, pioneering band.

Jade Tree Records: http://www.jadetree.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Gregg Allman, RIP
    Gregg Allman, RIP

    Michelle Wilson gives tribute to the voice of an angel. Gregg Allman, RIP.

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    So It Is (Legacy). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • From Montenegro to Moldova: The Best of SEEFest 2017
    From Montenegro to Moldova: The Best of SEEFest 2017

    For the twelfth year, the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) in Los Angeles showcased an impressive lineup of new features and shorts. Lily and Generoso Fierro provide a festival wrap up and their picks for the films that you cannot miss.

  • Justin Townes Earle
    Justin Townes Earle

    Kids In The Street (New West Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Christian Scott
    Christian Scott

    Rebel Ruler (Ropeadope / Stretch Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Kivanç Sezer
    Kivanç Sezer

    Turkish director Kivanç Sezer’s powerful debut feature, My Father’s Wings, puts the spotlight on the workplace safety crisis that is currently taking place in his homeland. Lily and Generoso Fierro spoke with Sezer at SEEFest 2017 about his film and his need to draw attention to this issue.

  • Temples
    Temples

    Supporting their just-released sophomore record, UK synth-pop poster boys, Temples, attracted an SRO crowd to one of Orlando’s premier nightspots.

  • Rat Film
    Rat Film

    Baltimore. Rats. A match made in Maryland.

  • Bishop Briggs
    Bishop Briggs

    Bishop Briggs brings a stacked bill of up and comers to Orlando for a sold-out party at The Social. Jen Cray joins in the fun.

  • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
    Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

    There’s more than black music influencing the evolution of Rock and Roll. Native American rhymes and ideas are every bit as significant, once you know to look for them.

From the Archives