New York City’s Unsane assisted in pioneering a more aggressive, less studied version of noise rock, one that blended the scum/art industrial sturm und drang of Foetus, the Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Sonic Youth with the decidedly more straightforward hardcore idiom favored by acts like Sick of It All. While developing the blueprint for noise-metal bands to follow, Unsane cut a remarkable swath through underground music, inspiring a devoted, cult-like following around the globe. As a power trio, Unsane relied upon a hammering, power-press rhythm section, a searing Telecaster howl, and distorted vocals that resembled nothing if not the sound of a man trapped in the New York Subway system.
Alleged – directed by Greg Gricus
Sick – directed by Ghetto Fabulous
Sudsy Malone (Cincinnati, 1992) – Songs performed are “Cut”, “Broke”, “HLL” and “Vandal-X”.
Alleged (Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, 2012) – with members of Melvins
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