Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Downset - Our Suffocation (1993 Demo)

I wish i was cool enough to say I've always been a fan of this band. Sadly, yet gratefully, a friend of mine turned me on to these guys about a month ago. Downset are a hip hop influenced hardcore group from L.A., a la Rage Against the Machine. Rey Oropeza (vocalist) had previously sung for the well-known Cali hardcore band Social Justice, and following a series of lineup changes/musical changes the group called it quits and adopted the "Downset" moniker. Downset ran with the new heaver, more hip-hop influenced sound and the rest is history. This is the 1993 "Our Suffocation" demo the band recorded which basically bridged the Social Justice-Downset gap. Enjoy.

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