With a mixture of teenage angst and splatter movie lyrics and fast hardcore music it’s hard not to love this band. Black Uniforms was formed back in 1981 and first broke up in 1983, the band didn’t leave much of an impact on the musicscene at that time, a poorly recorded demo and a handfull of gigs and it would take until about 1986 when the band got back together again this time with a change in the line-up. They recorded a couple of demos, one in 1986 and one in 1987 and by the end of 1988 the band wen’t into the studio once more to start recordings of what would become the Faces Of Death Lp.
The album was recorded at AXL Studios in Malmö, Sweden in only two days and was released by Gothenburg, Sweden label called Hardcore Horror Records in about 1000 copies. I really like the production of this album, i like how Fjalle’s vocals are mixed high so it stands out of the music, it add’s a more raw sound to it. The album also comes with an 2-sided A4 inlay with lyrics.
As i said, the lyrics are most about teenage angst and horror movies, specially the splatter movies wich was either banned or heavily cut here in Sweden at that time, and the track “Uncut” is just about the fact that they wanted to see their splattermovies uncut. There are also a hidden track on the end of the A-side wich is a medley of Moderat Likvidation songs.
Side A: Sacrifice, City of the dead, Do u conform?, Teenage waste, Acid punk, Trapped
Side B: City of the dead 2, Uncut, Over n out, A good cop is…, Into the funhouse, Computer world