Battle Hymns (The Suicide Machines album)

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Battle Hymns
Studio album by The Suicide Machines
Released April 7, 1998
Genre Punk rock, Ska punk, Hardcore punk
Length 31:38
Label Hollywood
Producer Julian Raymond & The Suicide Machines
The Suicide Machines chronology
Destruction by Definition
(1996)
Battle Hymns
(1998)
The Suicide Machines
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Battle Hymns is the second album by the Detroit, Michigan punk rock band The Suicide Machines, released in 1998 by Hollywood Records. It was the band's last album with drummer Derek Grant, who left the group the following year. The album's musical direction continued the band's style of ska punk but moved in more of a hardcore direction, with most songs lasting under two minutes in and consisting of fast, aggressive musicianship and vocals. A music video was filmed for the single "Give" and the song was featured in the Disney Channel motion picture Brink! The album peaked at #127 on the Billbard 200.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Suicide Machines

  1. "Someone" – 1:34
  2. "Hating Hate" – 1:04
  3. "Give" – 2:19
  4. "Hope" – 1:26
  5. "Black & White World" – 1:52
  6. "Numbers" – 0:53
  7. "High Society" – 1:57
  8. "Pins and Needles" – 0:50
  9. "Confused" – 2:07
  10. "DDT" – 1:05
  11. "Punck" – 0:04
  12. "Step One" – 1:12
  13. "In the End" – 2:04
  14. "Face Another Day" – 1:47
  15. "What You Say" – 1:00
  16. "Speak No Evil" – 1:52
  17. "Empty Room" – 2:12
  18. "Independence Parade" – 1:52
  19. "Sympathy" – 1:48
  20. "Strike" – 1:17
  21. "Sides" – 1:18
  22. "Jah" – 0:05

Performers[edit]

Album information[edit]

  • Record label: Hollywood Records
  • Produced by Julian Raymond and The Suicide Machines
  • All songs written by The Suicide Machines
  • Recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood, California
  • Engineered by Phil Kaffel with assistance by John Srebalus
  • Mixed at Image Recording, Inc. by Chris Lord-Alge with assistance by Mike Dy
  • Mastered by Bryan Gardener at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Design by Shepard Fairey of Black Market Visual Communication
  • Additional design by Enny Joo and Dave Snow
  • Photography by Sandra Navarro
  • Creative director: Dave Snow

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