is an 18-track distillation of Discharge
's underrated and influential career (Metallica
, among others, counted themselves fans and recorded cover versions of several songs present here). Whether it's the best overview of their career is hard to say; the Clay Punk Singles Collection
offers nine more songs, although Hardcore Hits
does contain some songs left off that release, and the Clay collection is available only as an import. Plus, Hardcore Hits
is pressed on an audiophile gold disc, which might give it the edge for some. In any case, Discharge
's metal/hardcore fusion should be heard in some form by genre aficionados, and it still slams as hard today as it did when first released.