Everything Went Black Review

artist: Black Flag date: 11/29/2007 category: compact discs

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Black Flag: Everything Went Black
Release Date: 1983
Label: SST
Genres: American Underground, Hardcore Punk, L.A. Punk, American Punk
Number Of Tracks: 25
This album isn't quite as good as "The First Four Years" but it does rival Damaged as one of Black Flag's better albums.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 8
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overall: 9
Everything Went Black Reviewed by: misfitsdisciple, on november 29, 2007
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Sound: This is an awesome addition to any true Black Flag fan's collection. It brings together many of their different singers to show you the wide array of sounds this band has. From Keith Morris, with his pre-Circle Jerks cutting tone, to Ron Reyes with his wild screams. This album does have a few faults though, namely; it does play "gimme gimme gimme" a few too many times, and it doesn't showcase Henry Rollins' vocals. His vocals were one of the most signature pieces of later black flag. Overall it is an exceedingly good album which deserves one of the highest ratings. // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics are everything black flag, it has all of their classics. They speak of everything from paranoia, to their views on politics and the police force. Black Flag isn't a band that will remain silence, their music defies authority and brings rebellion. The lyrics really fit the music, but this is an album which chronicles the different singers over the career of the band. Wonderful lyrics. // 10

Overall Impression: This album isn't quite as good as "The First Four Years" but it does rival Damaged as one of Black Flag's better albums. Other punk bands do not even compare to the glory which is Black Flag. The Circle Jerk's 15 minute album Group Sex is one that does come close, but it is a different style of punk, which although has hard and fast vocals, does not compare to the crazy songs on Everything Went Black. These songs include Jealous Again, Revenge, and many others. // 8

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