Man is the Bastard/Crossed Out-split 7"

Man is the Bastard was formed in 1991 in Claremont, California, USA and broke up in 1997, they released several records on obscure labels blending in their powerviolence guitar riffs some progressive bass chords and industrial noises offering a stuff different from the usual guitar-based powerviolence stuff. Lyrically they covered issues such as government corruption, corporate greed, animal rights, American foreign policy and awaking of consciousness but they had a an almost anthropological approach. M.I.T.B. was the core of many bands such as Neanderthal,Pissed Happy Children, Cyclops, Born Against, and many many others.
Crossed Out come from Encinitas, California, USA. The band was formed in 1990 and released several 7"s and a cd discography of first wave powerviolence and broke up in late-1993
Here we got 12 tracks for approximately 10:30" total lenght. Man is the Bastard throw some industrial noises in their midpaced speed tracks and offer some good work on drums and bass lines leading to an industrial-ish feeling. Crossed Out are more straight powerviolence with shouting vocals, heavy guitars and fast and midpaced tempos in short-lenght tracks too. I can feel some grindcore traces here and there and that fits goods to the whole stuff and the sound production is good. The record was released on Slap A Ham Records in 1992, first press came in
black vinyl and gatefold cover in a variety of colors (blue, red, yellow, etc), second press came with alternative black/white cover and a variety of colored vinyl, it was bootlegged on 7", 10" several times.
Man Is The Bastard side:
01. S.O.I.G.
02. Work to death
03. Instantly bent
04. Screwdriver in the urethra of Thomas Lens
05. Snake apartment
06. Walkers of the street
Crossed Out side:
07. Practiced hatred
08. Pure delusion
09. Society
10. Lowlife
11. Scapegoat
12. Vacuum



maize said...

you dont happen to have the MITB "mancruel" cd do you?

azcrust said...

Mancruel is still available, for example in Deep Six (whice released it in the first place):

maize said...

cool,thanks.i thought it was out of print.

CoToGoBo said...

Earlier today my mother made me drive her somewhere and since I was driving I brought my Crossed Out 1990-1993 CD and she says "whats this?" and I say "it's a fuckin revolution" and I turned it on and she groaned like a dying animal. Haha yes cheesey I know but my point still stands that Crossed Out were one of the most revolutionary hardcore punk groups.

Anonymous said...

Where's the download?

7inchcrust said...

dwnld is right there.