Dehumanized Problems First

Holy fucking retroactive hardcore! Just when almost every old school punk had given up on the new school scene, Dehumanized come out of nowhere to blindside the masses with an aggression packed slap in the face. Their full-length debut Problems First shreds with 14 tracks of insane ‘80s hardcore intensity. If Sic Pleasure or Code of Honor were around today, they'd be taking cues from Dehumanized. With guitars blasting out distorted and twangy chords at the speed of light, vocals ripping from a raw and tortured oral cavity, and a rhythm section rumbling and pounding into slamming feet, Dehumanized are the utopian hardcore recipe. Problems First, it is a landmark recording. (New Red Archives)