The Exploited are one of the more well known punk bands from the 80s, with their debut “Punk’s Not Dead” released back in 1981 and influencing countless other bands. However in 2003, these Scottish punks released a new album entitled Fuck The System completely departing from the more classic punk sound, and I’m going to warn you now: it’s not for the faint of heart.
Fuck The System is a heavy, thrash influenced, defiant, circle pit inspiring 13 songs. Blending aggressive street punk with some thrash technicality, The Exploited manage to keep the music simple and to the point and with Wattie’s passionate/maniacal shouting, I really do believe that all this guy wants to do is riot. The songs manage to be catchy with their simple sing-along choruses and simple song structures.
Sure, you’re not going to find anything too fancy on Fuck The System (surprised?) but The Exploited managed to release one of the most aggressive punk albums to this day. This is music to break stuff to.