Discharge – Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing – 40th Anniv. (LP White)
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A punk rock landmark if ever there was one, Discharge’s Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing is one of the most bleak, angry albums to ever grace the underground. The album is important on all sorts of levels, from what it did to the British hardcore scene to the long-lasting effect it had on heavy metal. And the worst part is that time has slowly erased the album from the minds of punk rockers, although the heavy metal tendencies of the band had always made them outcasts in their own scene. But this is the real thing, filled with bitter tirades against the government and predicting all-out nuclear destruction with chilling detail.
Time has hardly dulled the effect of the music; this still sounds as relevant as it did in 1982 if only because the song topics are fairly timeless. Tracks like “Protest and Survive,” “Hell on Earth,” and “Free Speech for the Dumb” are not only incredibly catchy and simple, but pack their maximum impact because of this simplicity. The terrifying screams of “Cries of Help” may be one of the most haunting moments on any hardcore album, while “The End” is an excellent ending track that sums up the message of the album perfectly.