Sunday, October 23, 2011

His Hero Is Gone - Monument to Thieves


From: USA
Year: 1997
Genre: Crust Punk/D-Beat

His Hero Is Gone was a crust punk/d-beat band that existed from 1995 to 1999. In those four short years they released 3 full lengths, a handful of EPs and 7 inches and have since influenced an endless number of clones. What set them apart from other punk bands was their sense of melody, impeccable song writing and the sludgy down-tuned guitars. This is my favorite album from them and I still continue to listen to it to this day. It’s aggressive and beautiful, hopeful and brooding and just plain brutal. They had a strong DIY/Anti-Consumerist ethic. Basically this is music designed to destroy the American dream. Members went on to form the band Tragedy, which I just as strongly recommend you check out if you haven’t already.


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