1987 - U.S.A. For M.O.D.
1989 - Gross Misconduct.
way more Helter Skelter.

1987 - 2022: 35 years of: U.S.A. For M.O.D.

S.O.D ...without Danny, Scott and Charlie.

In 1985, the tiny S.O.D. special-project eventually became one of thrashmetal's most revered LP. Speak English Or Die is 29mins of deadly hardcore crossover thrash. After it was all said and done, the musicians went back to their rockin' day-jobs, but singer Billy Milano had more hate to spew.

Billy's M.O.D. the METHOD OF DESTRUCTION is the closest follow-up to S.O.D.'s wrath. Their debut LP, the 23 songs, 43mins explosion is also a NYHC-influenced mosh-thrash fiesta.

Un-politically correctness starts with "Aren't You Hungry" and it gets rowdy in the pit as the wake-up call "Get A Real Job" blasts out. Fun and controversial, the mosh-stomp delivers on "Spandex Enormity", "Imported Society" and "A.I.D.S." as well as the almost-grind of "Bubble Butt".

Ugly, redneck and punky, M.O.D.'s stamina kept the East-Coast flame alive, while other players had vacated and progressed into new ventures and hybrids during the late 80s. The DESTRUCTION shall be back, slidin' their way into 1988 with the Surfin' M.O.D. LP. Billy Milano ...synonymous with bad-taste.

U.S.A. For M.O.D. = full LP
Interview in Toronto in 1987
Live in Long Island in 1988

February 14, 1989 - 2024: 35 years of: Gross Misconduct.

Milano's mosh.

After the elaborately funny 1988 Surfin' M.O.D. EP, the fun turned into a metal mosh. The crossover was complete, the palm-muting was real and the scene was ready for more serious DIY-thrash.

The pit is instant, as "No Hope" kicks in, followed by the ironically politically-correct double-bagged "No Glove No Love". The cool speed-riffing of "E Factor" and "Come As You Are" also provides nice crunch. Their method is simple: hardcore-punk metal, as displayed by the "Accident Scene", the FEAR-reprise "In The City" and the evil humor of "Satan's Cronies".

Serious thrashmetal attack grasp your TV, as they make fun of glamrock and show their "True Colors". The video did end up in lukewarm MTV-rotation, along other toxic waltz oddities, not written by the Big Four.

Under this new line-up, the thrashers led by head stormtrooper Billy Milano, would carve themselves a niche place, in the New-York hardcore / thrashmetal bubbling scene of the late 80s. The next stage-dive shall cue on 1992's Rhythm Of Fear CD.

True Colors = video
Vents = video
Gross Misconduct = full LP
MTV interview in 1989
Live in Detroit in 1989



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