Criminal Code's "Collected Thought" is a compilation album released in 2014 by Inimical Records. It collects tracks from the band's first four releases: the Cold Thought EP, the Sacred Hands 7", the Big Crux / Criminal Code split 7", and the Criminal Code 7". The album was recorded in Tacoma, Washington, and features a mix of mid-paced punk and post-punk influenced by bands like Killing Joke, Amebix, and Rudimentary Peni.
The album has been praised by critics for its raw energy and intensity. Pitchfork gave it a 7.8 out of 10, calling it "a vital and essential document of the current state of punk." Tiny Mix Tapes said, "'Collected Thought' is a blistering slab of metallic post-punk that will leave you bruised and battered."
The album's opening track, "Necessary Evils," sets the tone for the rest of the album with its driving guitars and pounding drums. The lyrics are angry and confrontational, reflecting the band's frustration with the state of the world. Other standout tracks include "Wandering," "Capsules," and "Dry Spell."
"Collected Thought" is a powerful and uncompromising album that is sure to appeal to fans of hardcore punk and post-punk. It is a must-have for any fan of the genre.
|Sub-Genre: Punk / Post Punk.|
|Catalog No: IR036|