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An unmistakable rager of an album by the Portland, OR hardcore berzerkers, on their 1986 debut full-length Poison Idea began tightening their blazing nailbomb eruptions of noise and developed what would become their signature sound. Kicking off with the riff Discharge wish they had written, Kings of Punk is a big, bold slab of premium American hardcore, with undertones of the hard rockin' bombast which would define their later works. From the crazed splutter of "God Not God," tripping over itself in a wonderful mess of distress, to the sneering blast of "Made To Be Broken," this is Poison Idea at their unparalleled, grittiest, snottiest best. Kings of Punk perfectly encapsulates one of the most important bands of the era who took the template of the early ‘80s and perverted it to fit their own twisted desires.