Swans- Filth (1983)

Michael Gira- bass, vocals, tapes
Jonathan Kane - drums, percussion
Roli Mosimann- drums, percussion, tapes
Norman Westberg- guitar
Harry Crosby - bass

Genres... fuck 'em. I was going to label this 'punk' in the same way I might label early Sonic Youth 'punk'.
This is the LP that gave Mick Harris of Napalm Death the idea for 'grind' as in 'grindcore'. It rumbles like a menacing machine. Delightfully the Swans were also known to play at very high volume, which, of course enhances the effect of doom. I was going to write impending doom, but it's not impending at all, it's already arrived.


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