Discharge is an incredibly influential Hardcore Punk band formed in 1977 in the miserably named town of Stoke-on-Trent. They promoted Anarchism as a political ideology, and became famous for the creation of D-Beat, a lightning-fast mixture of hardcore punk and speed metal that would go on to influence Crust Punk, Thrash Metal and Grindcore.
- Hear Nothing, Say Nothing, Say Nothing (1982)
- Grave New World (1986)
- Massacre Divine (1991)
- Shootin' Up the World (1993)
- Discharge (2002)
- Disensitise (2008)
- End Of Days (2016)
HEAR NOTHING, SAY NOTHING, TROPE NOTHING!
- Anarchy Is Chaos: Completely averted-The band is vocal in their advocacy of pacifism, and even musically they were much tighter than average for Hardcore Punk.
- Lighter and Softer: Grave New World was full Hair Metal. The change in sound didn't stick.
- Limited Lyrics Song: Almost all of their songs feature only a single stanza of lyrics, sometimes sung twice.
- Miniscule Rocking: A good portion of their songs are under two minutes long.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: A solid 8.
- New Sound Album: Grave New World took a left turn into Hair Metal, much to the displeasure of their fanbase. Massacre Divine and Shooting Up the World went for a Traditional Heavy Metal sound, bordering on Thrash Metal in some places. Their 2002 Self-Titled Album finally returned them to their classic sound.
- Protest Song: Almost every song theyve ever made.
- Ur-Example: Of both D-beat and its sister genre crust punk, a fusion of hardcore punk with the more aggressive side of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
- War Is Hell: A significant portion of their songs are about war and its consequences.