Refused - Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: June 7, 1996

Label: Burning Heart Records/Epitaph

Recording Year: 2004

UPC/EAN Code: 45778104369

Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent

Refused

About Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent by Refused

The second full-length release from Sweden's Refused, Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent was released in 1996 to uniform praise as the group's worldwide following grew in both numbers and intensity. Signifying a musical evolution that culminated with their masterpiece The Shape of Punk to Come, Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent is perhaps the most metal offering in the group's catalogue. Consistently aggressive, the staccato guitar riffs and drumming rest directly on top of the beat, giving this tighter, later-era Refused material a thick sound that retains its punk energy. Highlights include the almost-death metal grooves on "Life Support Addiction" and "Worthless Is the Freedom Bought," the latter being a somewhat scattered but still monumental hardcore epic. Quiet sections on cuts like "Return to the Closet" are an ambitious surprise that fans of the group's more single-minded early-career demos and EPs might not feel any special affinity for. But this range just broadens the band's unique appeal. A truly definitive late-'90s hardcore disc, Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent is a first-rate record from one of the best, most aggressive hardcore bands of this or any era. --- Vincent Jeffries

Upcoming Shows

See All
  1. 5.24.2015
    Las Vegas, United States
    Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival May 23-25
  2. 5.25.2015
    Santa Ana, United States
    The Observatory
  3. 5.26.2015
    West Hollywood, United States
    Roxy Theatre
  4. 5.28.2015
    San Francisco, United States
    Great American Music Hall
  5. 5.29.2015
    Portland, United States
    Doug Fir Loung

More

@refused

Our new album FREEDOM will be available via @Epitaph at the end of June.
Pre-order FREEDOM: http://t.co/TN6beKE77T http://t.co/DIdK8NkBFb

See Original

@refused

Elektra is the first song we’ve released in 17 years. Listen to it now on @Pitchfork: http://t.co/J7C13OXtNp http://t.co/IhYZtBlgH5

See Original

@refused

Tour dates announced with @FaithNoMore. Check http://t.co/OU93wjIZED for more details. Tickets on sale Friday at 10am http://t.co/sCAaVUr1oH

See Original

Upcoming

Out 6.30.15
Refused - Freedom

Artist Bio

Refused

Refused

Swedish rock band Refused wasn’t just ruminating about the lasting impact of popular culture when it began its 1998 album The Shape Of Punk ...

Read All

Contact

Listen

YouTube

@refused

RETWEET! Donate to #Nepal get our new track #Elektra. $25+ you get the new CD #Freedom. https://t.co/Lys1l7f5PK

See Original

@refused

RETWEET! Donate to #Nepal get our new track #Elektra. $25+ you get the new CD #Freedom. https://t.co/Lys1l7f5PK

See Original

@refused

Get ready for 'Freedom'. Grab a limited deluxe edition of our new album at http://t.co/ROSU2KUlXG http://t.co/FXbuBwEqNB

See Original

@refused

Dennis joined @DanielPCarter on @BBCR1 this past Sunday. Listen here: http://t.co/QqlkflZSt2

See Original

@refused

We will be joining CEREMONY, Off With Their Heads, Timeshares, FORUS, and We'rewolves tonight at Buurthuis Genendijk http://t.co/ZaTpx7t2qx

See Original

@refused

Freedom is available for pre-order on iTunes and Elektra is available for download http://t.co/NtezZhIBR5

See Original

@refused

RETWEET! Donate to #Nepal get our new track #Elektra. $25+ you get the new CD #Freedom. https://t.co/Lys1l7f5PK

See Original

@refused

Get ready for 'Freedom'. Grab a limited deluxe edition of our new album at http://t.co/ROSU2KUlXG http://t.co/FXbuBwEqNB

See Original

@refused

Dennis joined @DanielPCarter on @BBCR1 this past Sunday. Listen here: http://t.co/QqlkflZSt2

See Original

@refused

We will be joining CEREMONY, Off With Their Heads, Timeshares, FORUS, and We'rewolves tonight at Buurthuis Genendijk http://t.co/ZaTpx7t2qx

See Original

@refused

Freedom is available for pre-order on iTunes and Elektra is available for download http://t.co/NtezZhIBR5

See Original

@refused

Our new album FREEDOM will be available via @Epitaph at the end of June.
Pre-order FREEDOM: http://t.co/TN6beKE77T http://t.co/DIdK8NkBFb

See Original

@refused

Elektra is the first song we’ve released in 17 years. Listen to it now on @Pitchfork: http://t.co/J7C13OXtNp http://t.co/IhYZtBlgH5

See Original

@refused

Tour dates announced with @FaithNoMore. Check http://t.co/OU93wjIZED for more details. Tickets on sale Friday at 10am http://t.co/sCAaVUr1oH

See Original

@refused

We are bringing Freedom to North America through a series of club dates 5/26-6/5 on sale Fri 10AM local, but New York/Boston on sale 12PM!

See Original

We are bringing Freedom to North America through a series of club dates May 25 – June 5 following Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas on May 24.

Tickets will be available on Friday at 10:00AM local time, with the exception of Bowery Ballroom in New York and the Sinclair in Boston which will go on sale at 12:00PM local time.

See Original