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ENDLESS STRUGGLE LP
01. You Got a Right
02. Face Down In the Dirt
04. On the Crooked Edge
06. Endless Struggle
07. Coming Down
08. Get Mad
09. Inside the Middle
10. Trials and Tribulations
11. Do Or Die
12. When Push Comes to Shove
13. You Keep Me Hanging On
Label: Rabid Cat Records
Cat #: RAB-005
Definitely the LP that should bring the OFFENDERS to the forefront. Strong and vibrant with a force that dominates each track as the music sharply drives a fast pace with rapid vocal spittings. At first listen, comparisons lead toward MDC and SUICIDAL TENDENCIDES, but the OFFENDERS strike with some well-polished qualities that bring the potential way up. If you liked the first two releases, this one melts them to the ground.
-Pushead (from Maximum Rocknroll #25, May/June 1985)
The Offenders have quickly become one of the most accomplished hardcore bands in the world. This LP shows them at their consistent best. The recording is mint and the tunes are brutally powerful. Although the vocals at times still sound like Dave MDC, they're not as distracting as they were on the "We Must Rebel" 12". Included is a good version of an unlikely cover of "You Keep Me Hanging On". If you love hardcore this is an album you won't want to miss. Hot stuff from Rabid Cat.
-Greg C. (from Task #2, June 1985)
A highly-evolved metal beast has now been added to the Offenders' MDC-like thrash attack. J.J. definitely still has the Dave MDC staccato delivery and sound to his voice. The lyrics are fairly simple, conveying their violent emotional views, mostly chronicling the endless struggle of life. The metal sound is mostly used as a powerful swirling and surging undercurrent that is propelled by the bass. They are fast but they can and do slow a bit to build the tension.
-Thomas Siegel (from Ink Disease #10, Winter 1985)
Full on power laced with sharp leads, urgent bass plucks and hard hitting vocals make the Texas based Offenders' second album such a powerhouse. From Tony's slicing guitarwork to JJ's hard, blunt vocals to Mikey's musicianship on the bass to Pat's booming drums, the Offenders deliver. Opening with the brooding "You Got a Right", the band easily slides into "Face Down in the Dirt" and readily establishes the power and speed that trademark this LP. In other words, a knockout.
-Mike Gitter (from xXx #12, Fall 1985)
SPIN just had a feature on Austin, Texas. And wouldn't you know it, they omitted all mention of either the Offenders or Austin's coolest label, Rabid Cat. So kindly forget the preppie-wave and recycledelic bands out of Austin and buy everything on Rabid Cat starting with these speedcore maniacs who are overtly political but make up for it with intensity matched by few. This is real headbanging, slam-dancing thrash with a conscience. Not one weak song here.
-Shane Williams (from Factsheet Five #19, August 1986)