Siege - Drop Dead - Complete Discography 2-LP (Black vinyl)
Standard black vinyl limited to 400 copies.
Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with silver hot foil stamp logo on the front and partial UV print, including a booklet with rare and never seen before photos, lyrics, original artworks.
Kurt Habelt, Henry McNamee, and Rob Williams formed what was to become Siege around 1981.
The band didn't really solidify until they recruited ska band saxophonist Kevin Mahoney on vocals in 1983.
Although Mahoney was from Braintree, Massachusetts (near Boston and home also to Jerry's Kids and Gang Green), the band was never fully accepted by the XClaim-dominated Boston hardcore scene.
They were definitely not lacking sonically, however, playing furious music at breakneck speed and pioneering a new style of brutal and nihilistic hardcore.
In 1984, Siege went into Radiobeat studios to record a demo with Lou Giordano. The tape made its way through the hardcore punk underground, and clearly made an impression on Pushead for one, who included Siege on his seminal 1985 compilation Cleanse the Bacteria.
Siege called it quits a year or so later.
Siege reformed with Seth Putnam (of Anal Cunt) replacing Mahoney on vocals, although the band dissolved again fairly soon after.
Siege had an impact on Uk bands like Ripcord, Heresy, and Napalm Death. Siege has left a impact on the hardcore scene, with their intense style of hardcore influencing many with their sound.
Highly recommended for someone looking to listen to some chaotic hardcore.