Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring
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1985 Ratings: #21
June 1, 1985 / Release Date
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PNGLIFT
87
No space for humble beginnings, behold emotional hardcore's parallel to The Big Bang.

The threads have always ran amok wherever the highly controversial term rose from. Influential figures like Husker Du, Moss Icon or even damn Squirrel Bait had already set off for something beyond punk's meat headed approach, but only Rites of Spring had tied together what it meant to fuck up your vocal cords or play your instruments till exhaustion for the sake of emotive assertion.

Aside from the (crisp) ... read more
ElectricMess
90
Fast, loud, and passionate, Rites Of Spring's first and only record served as a rough but nonetheless effective blueprint for the "emo" genre. It's for these same reasons that this album holds up as one of the best out of the hardcore scene of the 80s, and an undeniable classic.
MarcoListenWell
78
Thé album S L A P S harder than a long word on my dyslexic brain. Fast, vivid, what more do you want from a punk album. The vocalist sounds like he’s going to collapse from exhaustion which is quite R A W.
Thé double handed slappers are:
- spring
- end on end
- For want
- Haines point
SuperLuigi22
90
OI LAD THIS IS'UN EMOTIONAL HARDCORE PUNK ALBUM

This is one of those albums where even though I'm not depressed or angry at all, I still feel for this passion and emotion that's going through the songs. Like, there is some true poetry in here. The dude is literally about to collapse, yet I'm still pushing for him. The start of emo right here, and it's always been a favorite.
itsyahboinoah
86
The birth of hardcore/emo music has never been so ferocious.
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Track List

  1. Spring
  2. Deeper Than Inside
  3. For Want Of
  4. Hain's Point
  5. All There Is
  6. Drink Deep
  7. Theme
  8. By Design
  9. Remainder
  10. Persistent Vision
  11. Nudes
  12. End On End
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