Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Condemned 84 - Face The Aggression (1988)

I know some of you will get pissed at me for this, but I don't care. Condemned 84 had to be one of the best bands from all time! Formed in 1980 under the name of 'Criminal Tendencies' and not till 1983 the band changed their name to 'Condemned'. By the release of their first demo tape in 1984, the band added the numbers '84' to the name. Condemned has always been a very controversial band, just like 'Combat 84'. The band never claimed to be part of any political movement, but they have open for many 'SHARP' and right-wing bands, which caused controversy. In 1986 the band had their debut LP titled 'Battle Scared' released by Rody Moreno's record label 'Oi! Records'. The mini LP sold out quick it became an instant success for the band. Not until 1988 when the band released one of their best albums 'Face The Aggression' by 'Grade 1 Records'. This time showing where the band was aiming for. The cover of the LP shows the violent sound and side of the band. As the years go by, nothing stopped the band from releasing more EP's and LP's. They've always been accussed of being a Fascist band, even though they still claimed to be non-political band. But I do have to say that a lot of right-wing skins follow the band. But then again, many other bands like Cockney Rejects and Sham 69 went through this. I don't care what people say and if they give me shit, 'Face The Aggression' is one of the best Oi! albums out there. A very original sound that no other band has it. Condemned has always been known for being a "either you hate us, or love us" band, and their fans are die hards.

1. Keep the faith
2. Blunt
3. Face the aggression
4. Our time will come
5. Warriors with pride
6. In the gutter
7. All out attack
8. Bullshit
9. Pride & the pain
10. Strenght to strenght
11. Land of hope and glory



  1. Come see them in Boston 5/15/10 at 1pm - all ages show at Harpers Ferry.