'Extinguish The Sickness,' is one of my favorite 7 inches. The amount of times I have spun it now even surprises me, more so if the queasy feeling of excitement that enters my stomach each time a song starts. On this release the band had excelled from their demo 'Life For A Life,' which was bestowed with a sincere energy but lacked quality songs. For 'Extinguish,' they took the raw materials from the demo and unearthed (probably from the depths of hell) some of the hardest riffs, poignant lyrics and punishing beats from the mid 90s. Fuck. If only this band could have got a good deal and released a proper full length at this time...
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ryds04 - Abnegation - Birthright
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fb20lx - Abnegation - Siphon
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fi6aua - Abnegation - Extinguish The Sickness
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dz9dvz - Abnegation - In The Eye Of The Storm
'In The Eye Of The Storm,' was actually the second track on this 7 inch, but the version I have included here appeared on the 7 Inch of the same name released by Enigmatic records in 1995. Musically it is of the same ilk as the 3 other cuts but with the 'harsher,' vocals that Iggy employed for the remainder of their releases with him on the mic.
I have seen 'Extinguish The Sickness,' on www.ebay.com a lot recently, so keep watching there for it.
Now, that abominable full length. 'Verses Of The Bleeding,' reared its ugly head in 1997 and by this time, the line up had drastically changed. Vocal duties were handled by Dave Steele after Iggy left and Doug Corey became the band's sole guitarist after Paul Nowoczynski jumped ship. The notable progression that the band choose here was to gorge and overdose on their metal influences and to eradicate any trace of their former 'core,' self. What was left was a sludgy, primal and very primitive. The tracks that had began to earmark this progression were also featured (but re-recorded) here, one of them being 'Hopes Of Harmony,' one of my favorite Abnegation songs but was completely desecrated for this full length.
Anyway, make your own minds up,
http://www.sendspace.com/file/z8kp8l - When The Smoke Clears
http://www.sendspace.com/file/9x1605 - Verses Of The Bleeding
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rb7ave - Hopes Of Harmony (Horrible Version)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ufobxl - Cry Of The Ezurate
If you do like this record, then it is readily available for a cheapo price here - http://www.verydistro.com/moreinfo.aspx?id=1021.