During a recent conversation with Metal Hammer, Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Dead Cross fame was asked what he feels are the five greatest punk albums of all time.
Per another interview that recently took place, Lombardo spoke to his love for the punk genre; his band Dead Cross is a musical force that embraces elements from hardcore and punk (more so than metal). Per that other interview, among the comments Dave made, he said the following about punk music:
“Punk and politics go hand in hand and two of the members [referring to Dead Cross members] — Justin Pearson and Mike Crane — are the epicenter of the San Diego and Los Angeles punk scene, in my opinion. I’ve always loved that style of music, so it’s just one of those things you can’t hide from.”
Via this new conversation with Metal Hammer, the Slayer and Dead Cross drummer ends up shouting out several incredible punk albums. When asked what he feels are the five greatest punk albums of all time, this is what Lombardo had to say:
“Oh, wow! An easy one there! Minor Threat’s Out of Step, Circle Jerks’ Group Sex, Dead Kennedy’s In God We Trust. Oh, man… GBH’s Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne and one more… DRI’s Dealing With It. That’s just off the top of my head with what I grew up with. There are others, but they stand out.”
What do you think of Dave’s picks? If you are a metalhead who also enjoys punk, what would you consider the five greatest punk records of all time to be? The new Dead Cross album will be out towards the end of this month (October 28th to be exact). Some singles associated with the record have already been released, and they have us pumped to hear the whole album.