The Huguenots - Discography
This is a compilation of old tracks by the legendary Boston band whose members later went on to fame and lame with Converge, The Never Never, and Piebald. While the Huguenots were the blueprint for those bands, none matched the power, risk-taking and attitude you'll wallow in here. Huguenots early 90's melodic but experimental punk has certainly been copied and watered down since, so this is a nice reminder of their ballsy contributions. Huguenots' mix of punk with atonal noise was visionary, if short lived. The sixteen tracks on "Discography"-which include six demos that are gloriously raw and messy-offer a glimpse of punk's past and present, and makes a good case for giving the band their rightful place in the pantheon.
"Patient Zero," "Bentwreck," and "Misanthropic Surgery" are great examples of noisy post-rock leanings, while "A Hoard of Bees" and "Jefferson High" provide more melodic, punky force. "Post script" is evidence of why Boston metal fans briefly gave the band their love.
Huguenots were joyfully at home with both art-rock and rawk. "Discography" sums up their career quite nicely, with any of the sixteen, usually under three minute tracks sounding as fresh and full of ideas as ever.
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