Thursday, July 23, 2009


Attitude Adjustment were an underrated thrash band from San Francisco that formed in 1985. They are perhaps most well known in hardcore punk circles for releasing a record on Pushead’s classic label, Pusmort. This album, “American Paranoia”, presented a sound that was equal parts hardcore and metal, thus earning the distinction of being a true “crossover” document. A major lineup change resulted in definitively thrash metal sound after the initial album.

This was the only demo that was ever released by Attitude Adjustment. These songs exhibit a more hardcore influenced approach than their debut album on Pusmost that was released two years after this demo. These songs are brief and blistering. These songs seem to have a faultless contrast between hardcore and metal. It is my opinion that this is the best material the band ever released.


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