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Integrity "We are the End" 7"

Posted on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 @ 6:49am » permalink

Integrity - We are the EndIntegrity now continues what seems to be a prolific run of new material with the one-sided "We are the End" 7" (on Magic Bullet Records) – which includes two new tracks, "We are the End" and "Beneath Black Flames We Ride", for about five minutes of music with the band's skull logo etched onto side B. If "The Blackest Curse" was an impressive foray back towards the shorter, more intense songwriting of the band's early years, then this 7" is even more so. This is easily some of Integrity's most explosive work since "Systems Overload", and the record's title track actually would've fit in perfectly during the "Seasons in the Size of Days" era. Both songs are just loaded with chaotic lead bursts and driving power chord rhythms, and even the vocals feel a little more concentrated here. Short, furious, straight to the point… and fuckin' great. I hate to keep it so short, but I don't know what more to say here. It's well-documented that I've been a huge fan of this band for the past 15 years, so if I ramble on I'll just be repeating myself!

Integrity "Beneath Black Flames We Ride" (excerpt)

I'm not sure how limited the first pressing of the record is, but it's already sold out from the label (you can keep checking the link below for repress availability), so if you want a physical copy you should snag one from a distributor while you still can. The 7"s come with download codes, but you can score the tracks straight from the bigger digital outlets as well.

Purchase:

@ Magic Bullet Records (7")
@ Interpunk (7")
@ RevHQ (7")
@ Amazon.com (mp3)
@ eMusic (mp3)
@ iTunes (mp3)

24 Comments...

  1. andy says:

    i prefer this over "the blackest curse" – this is some great music (shit, "beneath black flames" is a fucking masterpiece!)!
    while still unique, i feel dwid's voice has lost part of its edge. he was really back to form on "to die for". maybe he needs to shed 25 pounds again…?!

  2. Tyrone says:

    Such a good record. They need to explore these avenues more often.

    I heard somewhere that The Blackest Curse was composed of songs that are a year or two old. Can anybody confirm or deny this?

  3. Marcus Garvey says:

    Fantastic record. The reissue of TWFT on crimescene is also the shit.

  4. Carlos says:

    I've bought this 7" few days ago. Can't wait to receive it. This 7" is one of the best albums release by Integrity.

  5. RYAN says:

    good..but for me nothing can touch humanity or systems overload.

  6. Steelgrooves says:

    This release is sheer terror and everything that makes me enjoy music. The lyrics invoke the mind to wonder as the riffs are set to kill, great 7.

  7. Jack says:

    I own it, it came the other day but the ticket is useless, nice one magicbullet.

  8. AVERSIONLINE says:

    Jack, when I went to use my download code, there was a message that the system doesn't currently work with Firefox or something to that effect. So if you were using Firefox to attempt the download, that may be the problem.

  9. Blatant says:

    Love the music; harks back to the Integrity of old. Dwid's vocals, though, not so much.

  10. AVERSIONLINE says:

    I don't understand the complaints about the vocals at all.

  11. Ingo says:

    I guess it's not the way he screams it's more the way it's mastered. Productionwise his voice was more on top of the music, a little bit more present in the mentioned past productions. (It might be the result of recording the vocals back home, if he still does it like that?)
    I'm just glad they keep on recording new stuff anyway for this band guides me till the early 90's and there are still only couple new bands that fit my taste.

  12. Jack says:

    Aye I got that so instantly fired up IE and I got the same problem.

  13. Chunk says:

    I get it, everyone prefers Humanity Is The Devil over the new stuff, Reign In Blood over World Painted Blood, Focus over Traced In Air, Blonde On Blonde over Modern Times. Its a good thing these older and better records were recorded a long time ago, so you could buy them years ago and have all this time to get to know and love them. Its a good thing they didn't wait to record these better albums after you were dead or something. Or in a coma. Or brain damaged. You know?

  14. nick brewer says:

    This is a unique and awesome release!

  15. Ingo says:

    Nick is so right!
    Will you tour Germany together? That would be the bomb!
    Cheers,
    ingo

  16. Steelgrooves says:

    LET THE SKY DROWN US ALL.

  17. MarkusxKTL says:

    So good 7", TBC was amazing as well! Macin Bullet Records will sort you out for sure if there is problems with the download code. I tried to dl the record with Safari, but couldn't get it, it probably doesn't work with Firefox, as they stated, so use IE or Google Chrome. Just email them if you got problems and stop complaining!

  18. Jack says:

    I haven't said anymore on the matter, dickhead.

  19. Carlos says:

    Don't ruin this page with rude and stupid comments. If you can't communicate in polite way go to one of 423432534543 pages with rude comments!

  20. Jeremy says:

    So what is the lineup on this release? I know the Jochum's have left the band but I wonder if they are playing on this record.

  21. nick brewer says:

    that record was made solely by dwid and robb orr. period

  22. Deathly Bomber says:

    I think this record is fucking great! Anyone complaining can fuck off! You would rather they make pop albums for Epitaph just like their contemporaries all do? This new integrit 7" is hateful japcore inspired with evil lyrics and artworks and I hope that they make more records like this!

  23. Brian says:

    These tracks are, hands down, Dwid/Integrity's best work since Seasons.
    Blackest Curse, To Die For were utterly mediocre (and Integrity 2000, pure shit).

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