here's a lot more info about the issue. This 7-band, 8-track 7" was released in 1998 as a joint effort between Hit The Ground Running and A-Team Records, both from Greensboro, NC.
Bands on here are Noisome Faugh, Reversal Of Man, Synguya, Racetraitor, Dropdead, President's Choice and Passafist. There's quite a bit of variation between bands stylistically, everything from noise to grindcore to screamo to hardcore punk. The Reversal Of Man track only appears on their 'Discography' CD on Schematics Records (and is called 'Theory Of Lamastra' there instead of 'Theory Of La Masastra' as it appears on here). The Racetraitor track is an early track of theirs which doesn't appear on any of their other releases and has an even more muffled, cardboard box like production than Chokehold (so you gotta love it). The Dropdead track is taken from one of their LP's I believe. I know absolutely nothing about some of the other bands (and in Synguya's case, I have zero desire to hunt down their other stuff), so those might be exclusive to this compilation, I have no idea. Reversal Of Man is the standout band/track on here for me, their track slays, as always. It's not the best 90s compilation by any stretch of the imagination, but it was for a good cause and has a pretty varied line-up. Check it out if yer into any of the aforementioned bands.
The Great Age Of Enlightenment? comp 7"
Saturday, December 8, 2012
In 1996 the follow up to the 7" was released as a split release between the awesome Endless Fight Records and Earth House Records. The 'Roots Of The Rape Culture' CD brought a more refined sound. It continued the in the same vein as the 7", and there were still chugga chugga/mosh parts, but the band had incorporated a few more influences, and the vocals had a slightly more hiphop-like delivery. There are also 2 spoken words tracks on here, to reiterate the political nature of the band. It is an awesome album, with some really great and intense lyrics which are definitely worth a read.
There's not that much information about Faultline online, so I don't know what else they released besides this 7" and the 'Roots Of The Rape Culture' CD. I do have a couple of compilations they appeared on, altho with tracks from the 'Roots Of The Rape Culture' CD so no additional tracks/recordings unfortunately. These comps include the 3rd installment of the Over The Edge compilations which I blogged about here as well as the 'Youth For Justice' comp CD on Earth House Records on which they contributed 2 Faultline tracks as well as a few spoken words tracks by the singer. I ripped these spoken words tracks for those who are interested in them. If anybody has any more information about this underrated band, please share! Enjoy!
Here's a vid of them performing 'Separate' from the 7" at a show:
Faultline - s/t 7"
Faultline - Roots Of The Rape Culture CD
John Faultline's spoken words tracks from 'Youth For Justice' comp CD