Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring
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Based on 92 ratings
1985 Ratings: #21
Liked by 2 people
June 1, 1985 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dischord / Label
Post-Hardcore / Genres
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No space for humble, amateur beginnings.

Behold, emotional hardcore's very own parallel to The Big Bang.

The threads have always ran amok wherever the highly controversial term rose from, right? I'm looking at you, lionhearted gatekeeper.

Influential D.C figures by the likes of Husker Du, Moss Icon or even Squirrel Bait had already set off for something beyond punk's meat-headed musical ethics, but only Rites of Spring had tied together what it meant to fuck up your vocal cords or play your ... read more
Without a shadow of a doubt, a very influential album. Rites of Spring planted the seeds of emo, which would take almost 10 years to get popular, and they were already pioneering it heavily in 1985. However, this doesn't mean I enjoy it. A few tracks are pretty cool, none of them suck, but overall it's just too noisy for my taste and reminiscing of hardcore punk. It is emotional, but I'm not crazy about this visceral style. For sure, it's okay to listen to, but I appreciate 'Rites of Spring' ... read more
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.
Emo's progenitor, it's forefather stained in blood and tears, clammy hands of souls wreathing the throats of the hand pulling the trigger in a vengeful catharsis. In blistering fury against man, God and self, the crimson-stained bullet pierces the seat of Heaven and the exit wound leaves its cavernous wake of semblance against the lopsided head of the corpse it once was. Crawl from the birthed wreckage, and experience the womb of scars that would give rise to such acts like I Hate Myself, Sunny ... read more
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
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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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Added on: April 15, 2013