#1
Much as I love crossover bands like Nuclear Assault and MOD, they have a certain American flavour to them that gets a bit too much (cringy and samey) if you listen to them for too long, which prohibits them from being anything more than a rarity on my playlist.

The crossover that I really have a soft spot for is foreign. My love for 80s Japanese punk bands who regularly jump both feet into metal territory is well-known - here is my (somewhat abortive) thread for them: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1698461

The band I want to talk about today is Broken Bones, and specifically their album Losing Control (this isn't to say their other albums aren't worth listening to). A perfect meeting of the ferocity of UK punk (see: Discharge, Varukers, etc) with the balls-to-the-wall riffage and face-melting leads of thrash; Losing Control is a hyperenergetic swaggering badass of an album without even a moment of let-up or weakness. This is easily one of Britain's best offerings in thrash metal.

Unfortunately it isn't on YouTube as a full album, but they do have a few songs to help you get a feel for it. It's definitely worth tracking down the album and I can help you out there if you have trouble getting a digital copy.

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Nowhere to Run


Losing Control


The Trader in Death EP was released in 1987, two years before Losing Control, and is stylistically quite similar though not quite as matured.

O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

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Last edited by MHDrunk at Jun 15, 2017,
#3
MHDank

These riffs are catchy as hell. Definitely hear a lot of Discharge and Varukers style stuff in here.
Who are you? The prince of darkness? Don't you have any friends?


#4
Really love this shit. It's so alive with energy and creative playing without resorting to wankery. Some GISM shit, some almost Maiden-esque leads driven by a vehicular manslaughter of punk fueled by Plasmatics and Discharge.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#5
I've been binge listening to Broken Bones all weekend.

The earlier stuff is much more UK82-type punk, but a cut above their peers (with better riffs, leads, etc)

Side B of the album "FOAD" is live, and it's great. This one's on youtube in playlist form, very good quality for an 80s live recording of a punk band. Lots of energy

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And since it came up while I was searching, here's Benediction covering one of their songs

O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

The music winners listen to