Chronical Diarrhoea - The Last Judgement

Production: Dusty, scratchy garages from several different houses.

Review: One of the problems of hardcore music was a lack of documentation or any central authority because the movement was underground and thus, past a few central bands, there were many worthy acts who were never recognized. Thrash -- the genre formed of the hybrid between speed metal and hardcore punk, starting around 1982 -- similarly suffered, and while most people can recognize COC or MDC as important to the genre, very few people identify bands like Chronical Diarrhoea.

In sound, this band is similar to later DRI in that it uses blocky metal riffs with punk undertones in simple hardcore song structures adapted to the specifics of what each song is expressing; influences from the Cro-Mags and Murphy's Law are also evident. While the riffing is not as advanced or distinctive as that of DRI, songs here have a gentleness and beauty that is not achieved elsewhere in the genre; for starters, this vocalist makes punk-style singing wrap itself around graceful but simple melodies. Chronical Diarrhoea present above all else the exuberant energy of youth that both cannot wait to grow up and cannot get enough of life as is, expanding toward both positive and negative opinions with a joy of living that betrays a basic belief that life is good, and any anger herein is directed toward its objects because they are believed to be capable of change and therefore, should they aspire to free will, should be urged toward it.


1. Tracklist:
2. Intro / Sleep Well
3. Indifference
4. Slow Down Heavy metal, death metal, speed metal, doom metal, grindcore or thrash mp3 sample
5. Days Of Open Hand
6. Wild At Heart
7. Regress No Way
8. Torment In Fire
9. After The Battle
10. Stagnation
11. Go Slow!
12. Here's Where The Story End / Wave Out
13. Dian Is Dead
14. Bad Taste
15. The Expert
16. Hate You / Outro
17. Go Slow
18. The Expert
19. Hellcommander
20. Pressure
21. Supervising Neighbours Heavy metal, death metal, speed metal, doom metal, grindcore or thrash mp3 sample
22. Fast Food
23. Problems
24. Glue
25. Passion
26. Sad Is True
27. Acid Freak
28. Flower Power
29. Shit World
30. The Influence
31. J.R.'s
32. B.S.I.
33. Profileless Nation
34. Trademark Adortion - How Thin
35. A Contradiction
36. 007
37. Hate You
38. Indescribable
39. Other Attitudes
40. Doomshock
41. The Never Ending, Indescribable, Incredible, Irregular Hardcore Mosh Heavy metal, death metal, speed metal, doom metal, grindcore or thrash mp3 sample
42. Flower Power
43. Attack Of The Blurr Demons
44. Ommes Kills
45. Joe's Choice
46. Uncle Ben's Favourite Blues
47. Chemical Terrorism
48. Sick Of You
49. Ha!
50. Senseless Lyrics
51. Slam

Length: 66:09

Chronical Diarrhoea - The Last Judgement: Thrash 1991 Chronical Diarrhoea

Copyright © 1991 Nuclear Blast

Plenty of goofy interludes and jokes and vocal kinks intrude, but over time listening to a CD, these are what is forgotten and not what is retained. Pace of songs varies well and there are plenty of quintessential standoffish punk riffs, as well as hilarious vocal characterizations of society (in the sense of Bad Brains or Suicidal Tendencies); if it has any weakness, it is that the punk style of riffing drones repetitive over time, inevitably. However, at once this album is both a comforting affirmation of order and an encouragement to do better, and in that it unites the best of hardcore and metal even though both genres are effectively deceased at the time of this writing.