Violence Violence

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Violence Violence
Studio album by Ceremony
Released July 2006
Recorded April 13 & 14, 2006 at Castle Ultimate Studios, Oakland, California
Genre Hardcore punk, powerviolence
Length 13:11 (LP)
20:28 (CD)
Label Malfunction, Deathwish Inc.
Producer Zack Ohren
Ceremony chronology
Ruined
(2005)
Violence Violence
(2006)
Scared People
(2007)

Violence Violence is the debut full length album from American hardcore punk band Ceremony. The vinyl release of the album contains the original 13 song track list, while the CD version includes the band's previous effort, 2005's Ruined EP.

While officially a full length album, Violence Violence offers 13 songs in just over 13 minutes, with many tracks consisting of short, chaotic bursts of energy that last mere seconds. The Deathwish Inc. released vinyl edition plays the album in its entirety twice, once on each side of the LP.[1] Guitarist Anthony Anzaldo has said that he was influenced by the music of punk bands Pg. 99 and Tragedy while writing music for the album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ceremony, except "Pressure's On" by Red C. 

No. Title Length
1. "Violence"   1:15
2. "Ghosts"   1:09
3. "Living Hell"   0:32
4. "My Hands Are Made Of Spite"   1:24
5. "Along"   1:02
6. "Nail"   0:42
7. "Bite Down"   0:27
8. "Cross Them Out"   0:21
9. "Violence"   1:25
10. "Clouds Of Fire"   0:19
11. "Pressure's On"   2:00
12. "Walking Home"   1:45
13. "Asleep"   0:53
Total length:
13:11

The CD release of the album includes their debut EP release, Ruined, as seven bonus tracks.

Personnel[edit]

  • Ross Farrar – vocals
  • Anthony Anzaldo – guitars
  • Ryan Mattos – guitars
  • Justin Davis – bass
  • Jake Cazarotti – drums
Technical personnel
  • Zack Ohren – producer
  • Linas Garsys – artwork

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars link

As Ceremony's first full-length release, Violence Violence was met with wide acclaim from hardcore punk enthusiasts. Punknews.org named the record "a modern hardcore masterpiece",[3] while Sputnikmusic commented that the album was aptly named, calling it "violence in audio form".[4] Critics and fans praised the raw energy on the record, the band's dynamism, and the songs' abilities to generate physically impassioned performances.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deathwish Inc". Deathwish Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Ceremony | Interviews | Scene Point Blank | Hardcore, Punk, Indie & Alternative Album Reviews | Interviews | News". Scene Point Blank. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Ceremony Violence Violence". Punknews.org. 2006-06-27. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Ceremony Violence Violence". Sputnikmusic. 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 

External links[edit]

  • Ceremony website [1]