This 5 tracker of Chicago’s RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED is not a record, it’s a fucking vitamin pill and one day before the annual mayday riots here in Surrick, this might be the best I can post! Listen to the drum sound here – it will make you flip out, I guarantee. Especially the middle part in the first song “Faith”, after the short break, when the bass drum kicks in, man – this absolutely destroys me whenever I put this on. Hardcore Thrash of the finest sort!
Can’t tell you much about the history of the band. RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED were also featured (among others) on the two classic tape comps MEATHOUSE and EMPTY SKULLS, they had tracks on MIDDLE OF AMERICA and had recorded 2 demo tapes (from which the earlier comp tracks were taken) prior to this masterpiece. Unfortunately, the band went through some weird musical metamorphosis in the next three years, so when an LP was released in 1987, it was a total letdown (haven’t heard it since, but I’m pretty sure it still sucks the big one). Haven’t any of the numerous other releases, but RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED have a myspace site which you can find here.
And here is one of the other two inserts as well (the poster is too big for me scanner, sorry):