Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Give Rise To Doubts

ABC Diabolo were a brilliant, but oft overlooked early crust/post hardcore band from Germany. As potent as Neurosis and His Hero Is Gone were at the time, but you seldom hear much about ABC Diabolo these days. Bands don't cover their tunes, kids don't sport the shirts, it's almost as if they didn't exist. Here is their final statement, the agonizing and mesmerizing Give Rise To Doubts LP from 1995. I could be wrong, but I believe this album was among the first releases by the amazing Life Is Abuse label.

24 comments:

eastcobb said...

their name is spelled ABC Diab'o'lo, not Diablo. And yes, they were a great band...

Aesop said...

Corrected. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

If you doubt about it don't speak to me

nick said...

Last Intoxication Of Senses is far superior!

ido said...

Really like the painting on the cover. Should enjoy this. Thanks!

superfan said...

such an awesome band, i actually have a patch of theirs on my old crusty hat

Apoctosis said...

Aesop you mind reader! I've been looking for this for a while now. Thanks!

the wizard said...

This record is underappreciated. And untouchable. I have used this many times as a rebuttal to the inane "punk in the 90s sucked" argument. Thanks for this.

theheft said...

haven't heard this in a long time. really brings me back....

SEAN ÄABERG said...

This'll be cool to hear again. I remember liking it alot when it came out, but since then, the screaming on alot of these records has increasigngly reminded me of whining. Like i just listened to some Dystopia & the music was just as rocking as i remember, but the lyrics & delivery... so whiny!

Anonymous said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?1y3rtqnmwwa for the "last intoxication..."

but this one i herad at least onte thousadr times and still it moves me!

dont forget other great hardcore-bands from germany:

ZORN

LUCIFERS MOB

t.

Cali said...

I bought my ABC Diablo records at ABC No Rio

Anonymous said...

This band was good, and probably underrated, but they were no His Hero Is Gone.

GOODNIGHT WHATEVER YOU ARE! said...

never heard of these guys, cant wait to check it out.

davslack said...

my favorite hardcore album from the 90s. this is one of those albums that never gets rotated off the ipod.

bunnypuncher said...

Saw this in the used bins at my store a while ago, should have picked it up!

ifdead said...

awesome. I haven't heard this in ten yr's. Thanks homie.

Anonymous said...

Yes, always far from the reality, straight in your face

William said...

I thought they were on Profane Existence, but never checked them out when they were new (busy listening to the latest Felix Von Havocore bands). Good to hear now.

chris said...

new to me, thanks

Get a Haircut & Disappear said...

I have nothing but fond memories of this album. thanks.

CP said...

Thanks so much for posting this. Another hidden gem i'd never heard of!!

Anonymous said...

this record rules and so does the other one. huge influence on me. one of my all time favorite German bands. this is laura, aesop. what up! you should post the other one (last intoxication of senses) as well as the 1st Counterblast Lp and 7". ACE!!!

Aesop said...

Hey Laura. Comment more often, will ya?