D.Y.S. – Brotherhood E.P. 12″


1983. USA. Hardcore. Imitated and cloned. Never as good. May be partly, but not intentionally, guilty of all the silly stuff that the bullies/boy scouts/gym people tried to do and call hardcore later on in NY. Thank you.

Take drugs

Country: USA
Year: 1983
Label: Xclaim!
Format: 12″
Open Up.mp3
More Than Fashion.mp3
Circle Storm.mp3
City To City.mp3
Stand Proud.mp3
Insurance Risk.mp3

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9 Responses to D.Y.S. – Brotherhood E.P. 12″

  1. ian says:

    Never liked the whole Boston righteous posi-core thing. If you look at the pics on the back you would be thinking you might be getting some totally raging hardcore madness, but to my ears this sounds pretty weak & disjointed, and dare i say it…a touch ‘rock’. Gimme early gang green any day for HC ferocity. And whats with the cover?! The boys taking their monastic vows of straight-edgeness?

    • Kind of agree with you Ian. The thing is that all these Boston bands sounds so different to each other and I think DYS is almost as great as Kill for Christ but in a different way. The lyrics…well it was 1983 and the subject may’ve not been beaten to death? What came after is another story.

  2. jockney says:

    maybe i got out of bed onthe wrong side,but its message of all boys together and straight edge is as pointless to me in 2014 as it was in 1983. Sounds very dated,i can listen to say crucifix and its still as refreshing and relevant today.

  3. Martin says:

    Well, here’s yet another one who’s never been to keep on Boston sXe HC, but as I’ve been that way for so long I have to say that I’ve actually never even bothered to listen to this one before as far as I can remember, and it’s actually not bad at all. The songs Limits and Escape are the one bad ones in my book upon first listen, where Limits is OK at first, but actually drags on for too long and turns way over into the cock rock swamp land at the end, which is pretty impressive considering it’s only 1.40 long or so. DYS beats the shit out of SS Decontrol’s first 12″ any given day as far as I’m concerned. And far from as macho as I thought they were.

  4. zach says:

    the run-time is a lot shorter than i remembered, and dave’s vocals don’t annoy me anymore. for some reason i thought most of the tracks were long and boring, probably why i got rid of the album. but now listening to it again, i’m actually kinda liking it. other than Escape, which just terrible, it’s pretty enjoyable. not something i’d go out of my way to purchase, so thanks for the quality rips!

  5. Chano says:

    Aaah, the good old Boston… There’s something fierce about early Boston HC, even the most marginal bands were ferocius. Listen to this: http://youtu.be/JJswZscrniE and this: http://youtu.be/6ic-AMXDC6g for example. My fave X-Claim rec is still “Is This My World?” by Jerry’s Kids, though. Thanks for the quality rips.

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      Welcome back Chano! Holy shit!!! DXA I had never heard before. Killer stuff!! Any chance of know where a demo could be found? S.T.P was great too. Thanks for the great tips :).

      • Chano says:

        As far as i know DXA only got a 4 songs Radiobeat demo. The guys who posted these 2 songs was in contact with members of the band to release the whole demo on a 7\” ep. STP only got a couple of live tapes. Jordan Wood (guitar) went to play with Deathwish and later with Slapshot.

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