Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.) – Violent Pacification And More Rotten Hits 1983-1987
Limited vinyl LP pressing of this album that contains the very best tracks from everyone’s favorite Imbeciles, those legends of hardcore thrash metal, D.R.I. This retrospective spans the Imbeciles‘ entire career including highlights such as “Who Am I?,” “Violent Pacification,” “Commuter Man” and many more of the band’s best mosh anthems. D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) is a crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. The band’s integration of their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries – most notably Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, Stormtroopers of Death, the Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Cryptic Slaughter – alongside whom they are considered to be one of the major pioneers of what would later be called “crossover thrash”, along with Adrenalin O.D., with both bands having a heavy influence on modern thrash metal.
Limited edition of 500 for Record Store Day 2018.