Misery The Early Years

14th September 2023

12 Inch



First released in 2000, Agipunk have lovingly reissued this LP that brings together five of the band’s earliest EPs, spanning 1989 to 1996, into a single release.

For the uninitiated, Misery are a long-standing crust punk band hailing from Minneapolis and this compilation provides a pretty definitive overview of their earliest years.  The band fuse their anarcho-punk base in equal measure with swaggering doom metal groove and furious galloping d-beat.  Themes of war, animal rights, and corporate exploitation form their lyrical focus.  The accompanying four-page booklet includes both lyrics and the original artwork from each EP.

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