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15th March 2017
The Destructors
‘Pow! That’s Killmusik: Vol 3 (Reflection) Rowdy Farrago Records
Believe it or not I was just thinking, “Hmm I’ve not seen anything from The Destructors for a while and the Pow! this arrives. It must be like saying ‘Beetlejuice’ three times in a row. Well, this is a massive, epic album, clocking up over an hour and a quarter with two dozen tracks. In truth, there is enough for 2 albums. The blurb is useful here, cos a lot of the tracks have come from previously released split singles / EPs but there is still some room new material as well. It is a pretty awesome album, mostly up tempo with a good bit of punky attitude. The songs are as catchy as fuck and mostly deal with socio-political issues that I hope us pinky types can get behind. Well worth getting hold of.
Issuepunkzine 89 - March 2017

4th March 2017
Review
THE DESTRUCTORS
‘Pow! That’s Killmusik: Vol 3 (Reflection)
Rowdy Farrago
I think I’ve reviewed so much Destructors stuff over the last decade that I have virtually run out of superlatives for them! For those of you who have arrived from outer space to start a new life here on Earth I will briefly outline the Destructors for you. They began at Punks beginnings, went away in AD1983 only to be resurrected in AD2005 and remain with us ever since. They play live far too rarely but have broken all records for original recordings, covering other bands recordings and splitting EP’s with like minded bands. This compilation covers all the bands output you may have missed between 2010 and 2015 but excludes the covers and secret recordings that often appear at the end of their releases. Despite that it’s still a grand total of 24 tracks all supplied with the usual quality booklet, lyrics and relevant information. There will be no more in their long running series of split EP’s which is a great shame and love them or not The Destructors are Punk survivors! It could be said that they are part of its saving grace by leading from the front and constantly releasing new and opinionated material but don’t take my word for it – see for yourself. Pow! (Gaz)
Suspect Device Zine
www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk

Review
The Somme
Rowdy Farrago Records RFEP8

This latest release from the mighty and prolific Destructors must surely rank as one of their finest and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said that about them. This is their 8th EP although with 15 tracks to it’s name including three covers by The Jam, Edwin Starr and Motorhead, which are Eton Rifles, War and 1916 respectively, you might call it an album! In what is now Destructors tradition with these EP’s there is a theme to them and this time it’s the first day of the battle of the Somme during World War One. Many punk bands have taken the issue of war and put music and lyrics to it over the last 40 years but I’m struggling to think if I’ve ever come across a release like this?! It is truly a masterpiece and I feel mind, body and soul has gone into this recording because if you ever needed the utter sadness and tragedy of war summed up then this is probably Punks defining move against it. If Punk ever had something to say, then this recording should be held up as a fine example of what it’s all been for! A war to end all wars? A Destructors release to end all Destructors releases? I hope not especially with a great cover of Eton Rifles thrown in too. It has been a privilege to play and review this and the accompanying booklet is the finishing touch on a powerful and thought provoking recording.

Suspect Device Zine
July 2016
Gaz
www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk

THE DESTRUCTORS ”Politika 2 Strange Bedfellows EP” CD Rowdy Farrago
I write this review in the week leading up to the 2015 General Election and I have to say that this is ne manifesto that has the truth printed in it! No lying, No bullshit, No one trying to con you! No one escapes a song or a line or two in their honour as The Destructors hit you with a string of anthems that should stir even the most apolitical of you. From the first track ‘Vote’ to the last track ‘Don’t Vote’ this stands out as one of the finest Destructors releases. Energy, anger and no lack of passion are injected into this Punk Rock masterpiece! Oh yeah! Speaking of anthems! One of the finest covers of ‘Owe us a Living’ by Crass you’ll ever hear is mixed up in all this too! Next time you’re watching the news and you see our glorious political masters opening their mouths and saying nothing – remember the truth is out there! Put this CD on and remind yourself that protest is still alive. This gets ones vote! (Gaz)

THE DESTRUCTORS “Greatest Misses” CD Rowdy Farrago
After their 1983 split The Destructors returned to the fold in 2005 and have been with us ever since. They came spinning out of the second wave of UK Punk bands and produced a few gems in that time but since 2005 they have probably been the most prolific recording band I have ever known. EP’s LP’s & split releases have come out on an almost monthly basis it seemed at one point! So if you’ve not been back to join them in the fold but have been curious, then this is probably the one release you should own. They have re-recorded some of those early gems, covered some gems by many a band – not just punk ones either and wrote a few more of their own! Some of their releases have been on a theme and dealt with entirely one subject like the media, politics and drinking to name but a few.. Peterborough’s punk rock finest like a good wine have only improved with age and despite that advance in age they have kept the rage! Hard hitting and punchy, I don’t see them caging that rage for a while yet.. There’s just too much to get angry about sometimes and you just gotta get it out! Blessed are the meek but what shall they inherit? (Gaz)

Review
Greatest Misses
Blasting out of the flatlands of Peterborough in 1977, The Destructors have had a ridiculously fractured and convoluted ride. Prominent during punk's early 80's second wave they remained idle until founder Allen Adams hooked up with ex-members Dave Colton and Steve Rolls for a further crack in 2006.Greatest misses collects 21 highlights from the past 8 years These are refreshing slabs of clipped, precise, metallic punk improving considerably over the early years.
Vive Le Rock
www.vivelerock.net
March 2015
Gerry Ranson
7/10

Review
The Sublime, The Perverse, The Ridiculous
They call themselves Scuzz, Garage, Punk Rock. I call them Gods. It's 21 Songs, some new , some old. All awesome!
Kolbey
Gad Zine #3 (Alabama)
March 2015

Review
The Destructors Greatest Misses
Fear and loathing now a website only. They could play Skullthuggery as it skipped! Review of TDGM... DESTRUCTORS. Greatest Misses CD (Rowdy Farrago) A selection of tracks from the numerous releases the Destructors have unleashed on the world since their reactivation in 2005. By all accounts, they never meant it to be an ongoing reunion, but found themselves enjoying it and found they had an audience who felt the same way, so more power to them ! This is nearly an hours’ worth of hard-edged, grungey punk that works pretty coherently as an album in its’ own right, even though the tracks come from different sources. The lyrics are mostly aimed towards various newsworthy stories so they keep everything down on an easily identifiable level rather than getting bogged-down in complex political or emotional problems. You’ve just got to give it to them – they’ve put a lot of work into their music over the past ten years and it’s clearly paid-off.
Fear & Loathing Zine
March 2015
www.fearandloathingfanzine.com

Review
The Destructors Greatest Misses
It is now 10 years since these British punks reformed, and a lot of CD's have been released since then. 5-6 CD's a year is nothing unusual when it comes to this band (mainly EP's). Some have been better than others, but it have never really sucked. And this album is a collection with 21 songs from all those CD's. So if you have missed this band and want a good start, this could be something for you. And of course it will work as a best of collection too, if you want that. This band must be among the few who have spent more time in the studio than on the stage. And they will not slow down. Their next CD will be released now in March.
HardRockInfo
www.hardrockinfo.com
March 201

Review
Dolor Goggler
Judging by the discography on their website this appears to be release number 3478 from Peterborough Punx, The Destructors who have been going in some form or another since 1977. With song titles like 'Punk Rock Piss Up' and 'Whiskey Train' you know exactly what you're getting from the word go! Distinctly British in style, there's nothing overly challenging about the lyrics but It's all
enormous fun. Of the songs themselves, 'This Is England' is a resounding tonic in the face of the questionable nationalistic tendancies that permeate society with a refrain of 'Cold foggy
nights and people of good cheer'. 'Pisshead (Dub)' Is great fun In the classic punk/dub style and 'Pigeon Pizza Surprise' is every bit as lyrically disgusting as the title suggests. The albums biggest laugh comes In the form of 'Who The Fuck Is John Barleycorn?' followed closely by their own version of the English folk classic.
The Destructors won't change the world and they know it but in essence that makes them all the more easy to enjoy. This is the sound of a band who are happy with their lot and just focussed on having as much fun as their audience.
Pull yourself a pint and get stuck In!
Rob Fearnley
Vibrations Zine October 2014

Review
Dolor Goggler
As regular readers know I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with The Destructors fuelled in part by the insane amount of material they release.This time I feel they have got a complete winner. I dunno, maybe it's because the dominant (and only) topic covered is drinking, and drinking to excess. Stylistically it is standard Destructors, generally fast, catchy punk 'n' roll. And yes, a lot of the lyrics would not be amiss at a fondue party, but this time it all works. I get the feeling that tongues are often kept firmly in cheek and that helps to make this a fantastic, fun, sing-along half-hour plus. Old age / old school punks like me are urged to check this one out, I don't think you will regret it.
Issuepunkzine 74
September 2014
http://www.issuepunkzine.co.uk

New album.
Dolor Goggler
Out 28th July 2014. The next in the themed series. This one's all about drinking. Tracks are:
1. Punk Rock Piss Up
2. This Is England
3. Drunk
4. Beer Society (Down Among The Hop Heads)
5. Whiskey Train
6. Boys From The County Hell
7. Xmas Spirit
8. Pisshead (Dub)
9. Pigeon Pizza Surprise (Dine In For Two Mix)
10. All Fucked Up
11. Don’t Mind If I Do
12. Who The Fuck Is John Barleycorn
13 John Barleycorn
14 Drinking (To Forget)

This time the covers were originally by The Pougues, Blood For Blood and Zeke

The track Pisshead (Dub) will be on the cover CD of Vive Le Rock magazine, Issue 20 August 2014. Great mag. Buy it here www.vivelerock.net

Available from the Destuctors Merch Store at www.destructors.co.uk or all decent digital download sites like Amazon, iTunes etc. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Destructors.UK

Review
Divide Et Impera - Split EP
'77 Peterborough punks The Destructors have teamed up with younger Corby punk rockers Cretin 77 to bring the world this split EP. The EP kicks off with Cretin 77's ska tune 'Killer Kane' and energetic 'Johnny's Story' before a decent version of Joy Divisions 'Transmission'. Next up skuzzy punk rockers The Destructors chime in, discoursing the futility of war with anti-monarchist song 'For The Queen, For The Country'. This is followed by two more equally energetic songs (3 actually) and it's worth a listen.
Big Cheese Magazine
7/10
July 2014
Paula Frost

Review
Divide Et Impera - Split EP
CRETIN 77 are called ”a modern day punk band”, and they’re from Corby in Northamptonshire, UK. Their first song is punk rock, and the next got a touch of ska. Sounds really good anyway. An interesting band. Their third song is a cover of JOY DIVISION’s ”Transmission”.
You should be pretty familiar with THE DESTRUCTORS from Peterborough, UK by now. They also play 2 of their own songs (a punk rocker and a slower song), as well as a cover of ”Rosalyn” by THE PRETTY THINGS. Sounds o.k. to me, so there’s not much to complain about. ….but when I thought it was over, there was another punk song by THE DESTRUCTORS (not the first time they’ve done something like that).
Jimmy Blom
Hard Rock Zine
www.hardrockinfo.com
June 2014

Review
Divide Et Impera - Split Ep
I like it when a band seems to take their influences from right over the Punk spectrum and Cretin 77 certainly do that! There is quite a lean on these tracks to bands like the Dead Kennedys, SNFU and even later stuff by the likes of The Freeze.. So are they from the continent of North America? Nah! Corby, Northants! A couple of great tracks of their own in 'Killer Kane' and 'Johnny' along with Joy Divisions 'Transmission' - I urge you to look them up as they seem to be serving up a bit more variety than some.. As ever with these Destructors splits the resident act turns in another consistent and polished performance. A couple of new ones in 'For King and Country' and 'Under the Afghan Sun' along with a cover of The Pretty Things 'Rosalyn'. There's also the obligatory hidden Destructors song from back in the day, which for the life of me I can't name but it is them OK! This split is as good as any that have been released so far and another band gets to be heard, which in this case is the rather good Cretin 77.
Gaz
Suspect Device Zine
www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk
June 2014

Review
New York, New York
This is the long-running U.K. band’s love letter to 1970s NYC. With their spot-on, no frills, driving punk’n’roll, they provide a musical tour of the ChelseaHotel, Warhol’s Factory, CBGB’s and more. This is easily one of the coolest punk concept albums I’ve ever heard. It’s also an interesting contrast to the music that came out of NYC at that time. There’s no attempt to mimic the musical style of the New York Dolls or their ilk, although those old NYC bands are clear influences for The Destructors. Also, this is definitely the music of an outsider looking in, perhaps glamorizing a time and a place that has been much glamorized, as opposed to the more streetwise tales that originally came out of the scene. Some of the tragedy is lost in favor of celebration, but that’s the point. This is as much a tribute to all of the music and movies and stories that NYC produced in the ‘70s and the impact they had on The Destructors as it is a tribute to the city itself.
MP Johnson
Razorcake Zine
www.razorcake.org
June 2014

Review
New York, New York
Well this is the 6th EP by The Destructors! Twelve tracks tho! Anyway! The subject matter as you’ve no doubt guessed is New York! (If you follow the band you’ll know they theme their releases). New York and Warhol in the 60’s through to the birth of Punk in the 70’s and the whole Lou Reed (RIP) and The Velvet Underground thing, CBGB etc. Nine of the songs on here are all new Destructors songs – I’ve been watching the New York Dolls is such a great song and great covers of songs by The Dictators, Nuns and Chip Hanna & the Berlin 3. I can’t really do this EP any justice with this review. I just wish I knew how The Destructors can be so prolific and keep the quality of everything they do so damn good? This is such a great collection of songs and the booklet that accompanies the CD is straight out of the top drawer of all things Punk!
Gaz
Suspect Device Zine
www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk
May 2014

Review
The Destructors are a British punk band, formed on the back of the 1977 punk revolution. They have attempted to re-live this heyday on more than one occasion, having reformed alongside a continually revolving line-up, name changes and a huge catalogue of releases. One cannot deny their passion for the music that changed their lives. Their latest output, ‘New York New York’ is as close to a concept album as true punk will ever get, with a focus on the punk scene that evolved in New York in the early 1970s.
The theme begins on the album sleeve with an Andy Warhol inspired collage of punk legends, such as Sid Vicious, Iggy Pop and The Ramones appearing outside a re-imagined CBGBs. The theme is obvious and consistent throughout. It is also pulled off convincingly, particularly on archetypally punk opening track, ‘Chelsea Hotel’. The music is everything one would expect from a New York punk inspired album, with brash vocals atop of ferociously fast paced riffs and a blistering drum track. The band does a sterling job of combining the sound of American Punk bands like the New York Dolls and The Ramones with the visceral intensity of British Punk legends like Sex Pistols. They also achieve moments that are slightly distant from conventional 1970s Punk; on tracks such as ‘New York Vampires’ the band courageously introduce keys and more musical harmonies into their performance.
Overall, ‘New York New York’, is largely what one would expect and want from an album themed on New York punk, albeit a completely nostalgic endeavour. If you are a fan of classic punk rock, or wish you could have walked the streets of New York in the mid-seventies, give this album a listen.

Jack Glassock
Quench
Cardiff's Student Lifestyle Magazine
April 2014
http://cardiffstudentmedia.co.uk/quench

Review
To be honest what pricked my initial attention was the title and a pic of my favourite city, but being The Destructors this wasn't always going to be a homage to the place previously known as New Amsterdam, with songs about famous or infamous places associated with the city and people who epitomise what people perceive to be punk rock - wow, try thinking that whilst saying it?
It's not until 'I've Been Watching The New York Dolls' that I appreciate what this band are doing. Clever, brash, uncompromising - all words you could throw at this band, single-minded and persistent might be a few others, but, in fairness, this song is very good and I love the harmonica and the bits pinched off the Dolls.
Following on from the Dolls 'Talking Junk With Mr Burroughs' has a very nice Velvet Underground vibe about it as Allen Adams pours his lyrical wisdom over the awkward bass rumble as the feedback builds and the atmosphere is created and the music fits the lyrics to a tee.
The best song on offer so far is 'New York City' that appears around the half way point. With a laid back groove the song flows and shows a different side to my previous Destructors experience and, to be fair, their take on this Nuns song is spot on. 'Dead Man Walking' tells it as it is about Sidney Vicious and to the point it is too. 'Nancy (In A Bag)' is a full-on in your face pogo til you drop anthem and, again, a very decent song. Hammin' up the Dictators on 'New York New York' this is proving to be a very decent record and this song is more like it. 'New York City 1975' sounds like early Motörhead as it, umm, well, motors along. I guess the title tells the story and the caustic lyrics pull no punches much like everything on this record. But one I must admit I've really enjoyed and maybe I've found a connection with the band after all and would highly recommend this. From The Posh to The Bowery who'd have thought it? 'New York New York' sees The Destructors knock out something of a concept album but not in a conventional way: the theme is obvious and also enjoyable. Nice one The Destructors, Destructors (so good I named 'em twice).

Dom Daley
Uberrock
April 2014
http://www.uberrock.co.uk

Review
Terrorismo
The Destructors / The Dogtown Rebels
The impressive run of Destructors split releases continues with no let up! This time it’s the turn of the Dogtown Rebels to share the six tracks (or seven if you count the uncredited Destructors one at the end!). The Dogtown Rebels play some pretty rocking, foot tapping, sing along punk all in all. I’ve heard quite a few bands over the years doing this sort of stuff I suppose but they have got their sound pretty much nailed on tight! Live is where this stuff will really hit the hardest is my guess?! The Destructors take over with tracks 4, 5 and 6 (and the 7th as I said earlier!). They have reworked an old song ‘Urban Terrorist’ – well! It’s the same in name only! ‘All my friends in New York’ is a NOFX cover and that is followed by an all new one called ‘Amphetamine Blues’. The uncredited song is one in which they claim ‘Punk ain’t dead’ – Well I’m not going to argue with that! As ever the Destructors deliver their songs with drive and energy proving along with the Dogtown Rebels that ‘Punk ain’t dead’.. (Gaz)
Suspect Device Zine
November 2013

Review
The Sublime, The Perverse & The Ridiculous
Based on the tracklist for the proposed second Destructors album (had the band not split) the songs are now recorded by the current line up to mark what would have been their 30th anniversary. Some tracks will already be familiar to fans, played in a style that successfully crosses from 77 style punk through to early 80's hardcore. Including 3 bonus cover tracks, this is The Destructors at their best.
Fear & Loathing Zine No 70
November 2013

Review
THE SUBLIME, THE PERVERSE AND THE REDICULOUS

(Rowdy Farrago)

30 years later Peterborough punks’ second studio album surfaces!
8/10
Releasing something almost every month it’s shocking to learn that this is only the Destructors’ second full length. Not only that but that, before they broke up in 1983, they had begun work on it.
With Allen Adams’ latest line-up
Of the band (going since 2006) this 21 track album, filled with raging, unflinching old school anthems about the horrors of war (‘Duty unto Death’, ‘Body Bags’, ‘Dachau’), was worth the wait. Still punk as fuck.
Kevin Armstrong

Review
The Sublime, The Perverse and the Ridiculous
The 'classic' Destructors line up formed in 1980 and after a slew of EP's either side of their full length debut album 'Exorcise The Demons Of Youth' the band broke up in 1983, whilst planning the follow up to that album. 30 years later the current line up (going since 2006) has finally released that album as it was planned and it's 21 tracks that are brimming with energy and rage, with anti-war anthems like the thundering opener 'Duty Unto Death' and the dynamic 'Body Bags'. Adams' lyrics about politics and the horrors of war throughout make this an absorbing and intelligent old school punk assault, from 'Dacha' to 'Agent Orange' and 'Neutron Bomb' only easing up for a couple of fun covers at the end. Sublime.

John Truman
Vive Le Rock Magazine
Issue 14 September 2013

Review
THE DESTRUCTORS “12 12 12 Ragnarok” CD Rowdy Farrago
OK, OK; I’m well over a month late with this review but the mighty Destructors have released a CD for the seventh year running on the day when the date reads 06.06.06 etc… I’m sure there is a word for an occurrence on the calendar for dates like this but it escapes me! Twelve credited tracks in all, themed along the lines of the end of the world with some all new songs and covers by The Exploited (Dead Cities), Discharge (Final Blood Bath) and “Failures” by Warsaw, which I’d never heard. Luckily the Mayan’s got the end of the world wrong and it did not end on 21/12/12, so on the 28/01/13, I can report that this is a fine hard hitting Destructors release and they really should get out and about and play this stuff live. Copies of this CD are going to be rare as it was released and deleted on the day! Progress dictates that you can still download it though, but you’ll miss out on the physical CD and lyric booklet, which as ever, is nothing but very well done.
May 2012
Suspect Device Zine
http://www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk
Gaz

Review
Schwerpunkt
An amazing splt release featuring two long-serving UK anarcho-punk bands, with each one covering one song by the other as well as one song by yet another muse. The Astronauts may hold the most interest for readers, mainly due to their deep allignment with The (UK) Mob and Zounds. Originally affiliated with the London-based Fuck Off! DIY hippy-punk collective, The Astros remain mainstays on the free festival circuit and have – since 1979 – released one keenly-crafted, psychedelic folk punk record into obsurity after another. Their uncompromisingly stance comes honestly via leader, Mark “Astronaut” Wilkins’ ambition to remain true to his bohemian eccentricity. Despite this, he is as fine a wordsmith as Britain ever produced and can easily be call Ray Davies, Pete Townsend, John Cooper Clarke and TV Smith, collegues. None of this should detract from the insanely prolific (fifteen unique full-lengths since their 2007 reformation), Destructors – whose punk-as-fuck Crass-meets-Stiff-Little-Fingers-meets-Motorhead-inspired efforts here with cause you to fling yourselves across the room! A great record! (http://www.destructors.co.uk)
by
Jack Rabid, editor/publisher, Big Takeover Magazine/356 4th St., Upper Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11215
April 2013

Review
12:12:12 (Raganarok)
THE DESTRUCTORS: Raknarok 121212 - CD
There are 12 flat out angry punk anthems on here. Full in your face and so fast, it's already passed you by.
Viva Le Rock
7/10
Simon Nott March April 2013

Review
Schwerpunkt
An amazing splt release featuring two long-serving UK anarcho-punk bands, with each one covering one song by the other as well as one song by yet another muse. The Astronauts may hold the most interest for readers, mainly due to their deep allignment with The (UK) Mob and Zounds. Originally affiliated with the London-based Fuck Off! DIY hippy-punk collective, The Astros remain mainstays on the free festival circuit and have – since 1979 – released one keenly-crafted, psychedelic folk punk record into obsurity after another. Their uncompromisingly stance comes honestly via leader, Mark “Astronaut” Wilkins’ ambition to remain true to his bohemian eccentricity. Despite this, he is as fine a wordsmith as Britain ever produced and can easily be call Ray Davies, Pete Townsend, John Cooper Clarke and TV Smith, collegues. None of this should detract from the insanely prolific (fifteen unique full-lengths since their 2007 reformation), Destructors – whose punk-as-fuck Crass-meets-Stiff-Little-Fingers-meets-Motorhead-inspired efforts here with cause you to fling yourselves across the room! A great record! (http://www.destructors.co.uk)
by
Jack Rabid, editor/publisher, Big Takeover Magazine/356 4th St., Upper Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11215
April 2013

Review
12:12:12 (Raganarok)
THE DESTRUCTORS: Raknarok 121212 - CD, Download For the seventh year, UK punks THE DESTRUCTORS release a CD for 1 day only (in this case it was released on 121212).
At the end of the day the CD is deleted from their catalogue, but is still available as a download. Fact is that no other band has achieved this. But as you should know by now, THE DESTRUCTORS are the most productive band in the world, so it's a perfect project for them.
This year's theme (there always have to be a theme too) is the end of the world, which was supposed to happen on December 21 this year as the Mayan calender ended.
5 of the songs are new and 2 are old. There's also covers of "Dead Cities" by THE EXPLOITED, DISCHARGE's "Final Blood Bath" (best track on this CD!) and "Failures" by WARSAW 12 tracks of true British punk from the gutters of Petersborough
Try it! Even though it's only available for download now. www.destructors.co.uk

Jimmy Blom
Hard Rock Info
December 2012
www.hardrockinfo.com

Review
Pax Romanus
December 2012
On this evidence they should be right up my street punk! What is that? Can anyone explain? Ha! OK OK! The mighty prolific Destructors. I really like the split CD idea, always have done; they sorted out one of my long term Gripes about Punk over the years when they started doing these. Lesser known punk bands getting their chance alongside a well known, established act, what a class act The Destructors are too. Their three (+1) tracks on here (Pax Romanus) do not disappoint; First up is an oldie St. george, that's followed by a cover of one of the punk classics "Banned From The Pubs" by Peter and the Test Tube Babies, which they do as if it is their own. The credited last track for them is "Atom Heart Brother" which is a new one and a good one at that.
Gaz
Suspect Device Zine

Review
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
The 5th EP by the reformed Destructors. They like to theme their music on occasions and the title of this is the theme throughout this twelve track EP; that’s what I call a decent EP! The Destructors tackle all three subjects the only way they know how, a blunt honesty backed up with hard hitting tunes. They have put three relevant covers in among the twelve tracks on here, the stand out for me being The Ruts’ “H Eyes”. The usual quality lyric booklet is here too! Yet again I now find myself lost with how to put more about a phenomenal recording band!
Suspect Device Zine
July 2012
http://www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk/Suspect_Device/Reviews.html

Review
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Speaking of split CDs, the band has compiled a ton of tracks off past split CDs on their new POW! THAT'S WHAT I CALL KILLMUSIK VOL. 2 collection (and added an Easybeats and a Killing Joke cover to appease their clamoring Notting Hill and Sydney fans). While a few themes emerge (the expected anti-US government stuff and some unexpected anti-immigrant stuff) this is mostly just a bushel full of kickass, refreshing, low down, awesome punk.

Roctober Jan 2012

Review
Roctober Zine
www.roctober.com
The Destructors "Media Studies," "11-11-11 In Memorium" Destructors/Don't look Down "Je Suis Radio" Destructors/Dun2Def "Wohlgeful"
Roctober Magazine (USA)
Here's the latest batch of releases from the Destructors, a 70s/80s UK punk band that reformed this century and have since been unleashing a Jandek-esque flood of releases, including lots of split CDs with younger bands, theme albums, and annual one-day-only releases. The latest of these one day ownders is "11-11-11" which is themed to correspond with Remembrance Day (WWI had its armistice signed at 11 o' clock on 11/11/18). Thus, rather than their Satanically festive "6/6/6" release or as digitally comprehensive "101010," this is a depressing depiction of war as a futile, dark death orgy. Despite having the same pub rock/Clash-attitude as always, the darkness gives this a metal edge. Certainly one of their best efforts yet. "Media Studies" is also, solid, a theme record taking the press to task, with contemptuous lyrics about NME and Jonathan Ross and other references us Yanks don't quite understand, but we dig the sounds! Don't Look Down are one of the best bands to split with Destructors, making music that is anthemic and rousing, but definitely not Oi (because Oi bands can't cover Tears for Fears). On the other hand, the Destructors covering Modern Lovers doesn't mean they ain't Oi-ish...there's lots of skins in Massachusetts! The split with Dun2Def makes the younger band look silly for celebrating their 10th anniversary compared to the haggard vets who respectfully let the youngsters put a little pub punk chocolate into modern punk peanut better. Then the Destructors show them how it's done with a sizzlin; set that even includes an anti-Obama song ("Yes we can...but we don't!").
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Toxic Flyer Zine
November 2011
10:10:10 EP
Well Destructors just give you 10 songs of pure punk from the streets with a classic 80's feel. Well on this CD the band will hit you like one of those classic 70's / 80's punk bands that made you love the stuff so mucjh. But fans of bands like 999, Chelsea, GBH, The UK Subs and The Boys will enjoy the nband as well. (Very Good).
(BW)

Review
Hard Rock Info
www.hardrockinfo.com
THE DESTRUCTORS: 11.11.11 (In Memoriam) - CD
This is actually the sixth year that these British punks release a CD for 1 day only (but it's still available as a download after that date). A fun idea that no other band has achieved. There's also a theme every time they do this. This year's theme is Remembrance Day.
Most songs are new THE DESTRUCTORS compositions, but as always there's also some covers. This time it's GBH's "Generals" and "War Hero" by TOXIC REASON. There's also a re-recording of "Soldier Boy".
Too bad that I diden't menage to get this review up on the actual release date, but there wasen't enough time as I got so many other records to review right now. It's a damned good album though, so it's too bad that you can't get the CD anymore (but as I wrote earlier, it's still available as a download).
And don't you worry, THE DESTRUCTORS will soon have a new record out..
www.destructors.co.uk 2011-11-27 12:40:55 (Jimmy Blom)

Review
Suspect Device Fanzine - August 2011
THE DESTRUCTORS / DUN2DEF “Wohlgefuhl” Split CD Rowdy Farrago
I think I’m at the point now that as much as I like them I’m almost dreading a copy of a Destructors release arriving for review! I’m not sure what there is left that I can say about them? Tuneful punk rock with something to say, often based on a theme if you look at some of their past releases! This split with Milton Keynes punks Dun2Def is just one of many a CD that The Destructors have filled with some great songs of their own and covers of many a great band – punk or otherwise. It could be argued that this is their first split album as many have been split EPs but that’s not making it any easier on this reviewer! The criteria for this spilt is mainly original songs with each band having to cover one of the others and a cover besides. Anyways, The Destructors on this outing give a great account of themselves and as ever combine good ideas with music. Dun2Def keep their half of the bargain too, tuneful and meaningful punk rock that’s easy to listen to and at the end cover one of my favourite Destructors songs “Forces Of Law” with their acoustic 2011 version! A quality booklet that covers most of the lyrics over the eighteen tracks with some smart artwork that makes punk the visual experience it should be comes with the CD too. (Gaz)
 
Review
Maximum Rock & Roll - August 2011
Media Studies
Talk about old school. In one form or another the Destructors have been going almost incessantly since 1976, and this latest album makes it clear that they aren'r ready to throw in the towel just quite yet. Not even close in fact. This suprisingly infectious melodic street punk channels sentiments of cynicism and discontent from living in the mindless society for many years. The tunes have slightly evolved since the classic Brit punk years as they have now a tad more harmony and rock variation thrown in, but it's only enough to keep them from sounding generic. And yeah, the sound is definitely a bit more polished than the Armageddon In Action EP style that most MRR readers are likely fmiliar with, but again not so much that it ruins things.Aside from the catchy tunes that often remind me of The Drones (who also stayed good past the normal expiration date), the album's subject matter conceptually centers on media related issues, particularly drooling celebrity and ratings worship. Although the polished rock influence brings this down just a notch for me, I still can't believe how dynamic and relevant these guys still sound. Shouldn't there be a reward for this type of longevity somewhere? (BG)

Review
Big Cheese - July 2011
Media Studies
The Destructors are an extremely productive scuzzy punk rock band from Peterborough with this themed EP being nearly the 30th release from the band since their debut release in 1982. The context is similar to their latest album 'Politika' and with catchy numbers like 'who gives a toss about Jonathan Ross' this musical lecture is a pleasure to attend. The lyrics offer substance that is much absent from the contemporary media. Amonng the neatly varied dozen cuts are three cvers, most notably the title track by The Casualties, which blend in well with their own material making the release primetime listening. (Jyrki 'Spider' Hamalainen)

Review
Suspect Device Zine
January 2011 #52
The totally prolific Destructors are here again with another split CD! First up are the four tracks from New Zealand’s Gripper! As the write up says that came with this CD, “Gripper are ugly punk rock” and fronted by ex-Destructors singer Neil Singleton from their (1980-83) incarnation! I can’t capture the band with much else really; this is four ugly tracks and no doubt ugly lyrics if the song “Cunty Nose” is anything to go by! The Destructors provide their usual mix of old, new and covers amongst their four offerings. First up is “Neutron Bomb” an oldie and faster than I remember the original, second is “Reality” a cover by old fave’s here at SD, Chron Gen. Next comes a new one “Third World War” which is a fair track and lastly “Bombs are Mental” which is another Destructors oldie re-worked and delivered in fine style. It’s hard to know where to go with Destructors reviews as they can be a mix of so many things, as they always say about themselves, The Destructors are a scuzz garage punk rock band from Peterborough in the UK. It’s all Punk to me though (Gaz).

Review
Big Cheese Magazine
December 2010 / January 2011
Having reformed in 2005, scuzzy punk veterans The Destructors have been occasionally dipping into horror songs for a while but this year they decided to unleash an album of horror punk anthems on Halloween. Although they seem to release an EP every other week, this material seems a cut (or should that be a slash to the throat) above, with ten storming new original tracks and covers of The Dead Kennedy's ("Halloween") the Ramones ("Pinhead") and the Misfits ("All Hell Breaks Loose") that hold their own. They're hinting that there may be more horror to come so hide behind your sofas and turn the volume up. The Destructors are a scream. (John Damon) 4/5

Review
Art & Soul
December 2010
Peterborough's very own punk legends triumph with horror punk shenanigans! Incredibly this 13 track collection of horror themed punk songs from Peterborough's The Destructors is their 27th oficial release since they reformed in 2006 - and an amazing statistic that proves the DIY ethic is still alive, kicking and as relevant today in the underground scene as it ever was. The Destructors have stuck to their tried and tested formula of recent times of mixing up some cracking original material with select covers of their favourite artists and with "Helloween" they have nailed the potential equilibrium perfectly. Taking a breather from their overtly political and social rhetoric that has dominated their recent offerings, the overriding you will get from listening to this album is that horror is both fun and melodically infectious! The bands original tracks sit seamlessly along side the great cover versions of classic tunes by the Ramones, Dead Kennedy's and Misfits and they are executed with horrifying perfection! My personal favourite is the awesome Happy Deathday (....Happy Deathday To You.... we Loved you, We Loved You.... Till You Turned Blue)! Essential listening for zombies, vampires and punk rock fans alike! Bloody fanf-tastic! 5/5 (Danny Sambuca).

Review
Suspect Device #52
December 2010
Helloween
The unrelenting Destructors with another release just for "Helloween". How do they do it? Thirteen songs in all, ten of them are brand new ones and the others are covers. First up is Pinhead by the Ramones, Then Halloween by the Dead Kennedys, which I have to say they've done very well and lastly The Misfits, All Hell Breaks Loose! This is also another Destructors review where I don't know how to stop repeating myself as they keep releasing stuff. This is good though. As ever the artwork is up to scratch and all the lyrics are supplied which helps if you want to sing along to such gems as "(I Wanna) Dig Up Elvis" and "Happy Deathday" (Gaz)

Review
Hard Rock Info.com (Sweden) October 2010
Helloween
So, this was supposed to be horror punk? It sound just like they use to, which means damned good punk from the streets of Peterborough in UK, but with horror lyrics instead of the political lyrics they use to have. There's "nice" titles like "Happy Death Day", "Dig Up Elvis" and "Zombie Takeaway" to name a few. For once I have heared all their covers before, which is nice. This time they "Destructorize" (is there such a word in English?) "Pinhead" by RAMONES, DEAD KENNEDYS' "Halloween" and (of course) a MISFITS cover - "All Hell Breaks Loose". They haven't changed the songs too much, so they are just as good as their own songs. Well, worth checking out as usual.

Hard Rock Info.com (Sweden) October 2010
101010 The Meaning Of Life EP - MCD
The most productive band in the punk scene has done another EP. This time (as the title says) about the meaning of life, and it's not worse than anything else I have heared with them. So in other words it's worth checking out as usual.
Almost half the album are covers - "Birth School Work Death" by THE GODFATHERS, "Right To Work" by CHELSEA, "Saturday Night in the City of the Dead" by (John Foxx's) ULTRAVOX and BAD RELIGION's "Before You Die".
Their next project is a Halloween CD, which means that you will soon hear from them again. Nice with a band you can trust on, both when it comes to good music and speed of releases.
www.destructors.co.uk 2010-10-26 23:18:49

Hard Rock Info.com (Sweden) September 2010
"Dead Beat To White Heat"
This is a very productive band indeed. They use to release MCD's (EP's), but this time they've taken the step to a full-lenght filled with 18 tracks, and that's actually a little too much to swallow at once. This is their first proper album since they reformed in 2005 - 16 new songs by themselves and 2 covers (THE STOOGES' "TV Eye" and "Stop The World" by ELECTRIC PRUNES). This is the true street punk, forget about the '90s when they called Oi! street punk. Their version of THE STOOGES' "TV Eye" is way too fast and not as raw and energetic as the original version. They use to do good versions of covers though. Most of the songs are good and it's a good variation of faster and more melodic songs, so it's worth checking out! (Jimmy Blom)

Suspect Device Zine - #51 - September 2010
“Politika”
They may have dropped the ‘666’ from their name but The Destructors have not dropped off the pace when it comes to releasing their stuff! Twelve tracks here giving the politicians ‘what for’ and supported with good, hard hitting music. This release was timed to come out at start of the recent General Election campaign and The Destructors lyrics leave you in no doubt as to what they think of it all; pretty much the same as most people reading this I suspect! That’s right, total and utter bollocks! Get this CD and play it loud to relieve the misery that is the public schoolboy alliance of Cameron and his fellow cock sucker from the dorms of Eaton ‘Cleggy’! Enough said! Actually not quite enough said; this CD comes with some pretty neat artwork too! (Gaz)

Suspect Device Zine - #51 - September 2010
“Dead Beat to White Heat”
Ironically if The Destructors of the early 1980’s had kept going this album is probably where they would have arrived at I think. A more full on sound and knocking out better lyrics on the whole but that’s not to ‘dis’ the songs I liked by them all those years ago. Even they think it’s a better album than “Exercise the Demons of Youth” though! If your old enough or wise enough to have followed this band in any way then you will know the history probably but here’s a reminder. They reformed about four or five years ago as the Destructors 666 but in recent times the 666 has gone and they are now just The Destructors again. There are sixteen brand new songs on this album and two covers “Stop the World” (Electric Prunes) and The Stooges “TV Eye”. Their releases have come thick and fast since they reformed but this new album of songs is good on the whole and certainly keeps the old guard like me happy. Some great artwork accompanies the lyrics in the booklet too! Punk is a very visual thing and not for downloads! (Gaz)

Suspect Device Zine - #51 - September 2010
“Zengakuren”
Another split for The Destructors, this time with the excellent Black Marias and their brand of up tempo, zippy Punk! Their three tracks left me wanting more especially after the last song “Pussy Power”; great stuff from them! The Destructors kick off their contribution with an old one from the 1980’s “Religion”; I liked this song back then and I like the revamped version now. Next up is the Dead Boys’ “Sonic Reducer”, has there ever been a much better punk song to cover? The last credited track is a new one I think called “Crash & Burn”. I say credited because as ever with their split CDs The Destructors always add a mystery oldie! This time I think its “Bomb”, but I’m not sure if that was its full title from way back? My memory escapes me as I too am an ‘oldie’! Check it out if you get chance. (Gaz)

Roctober Zine - October 2010 - Dead Beat to White Heat + Politika + Zengakuren + Tormentum Insomnia
Before getting into their new proper album let's check out three (!) more theme CDs for this veteran English punk band whose sound falls somewhere between catchy Oi and driving trash rock. They make the coppers, society and electoral politics (respectively) take it up the arse, and I am moshing all over my room right now even if I don't know the difference between Tory and Labour or exactly why to be mad at those cute-helmeted bobbies. Back to their old tricks of releasing split CDs, Destructors also team up with the potty mouthed, modern guitar sound-marred Sick On The Bus ("Whores Not Wars" - really?), but the Destructors tracks are pretty great, including a Saints cover and a bouncing bass tribute to modern art and Art Garfunkel (has any lyric captured Art's sadness better than "what looks happy from the outside never is when you're looking in"?) which includes a Gilbert and George shout-out. Better still is the split with The Black Marias who actually have the Oi-dacity to be sonically akin to the Destructors (who then match that by covering "Sonic Reducer"). But the real treasure is "Dead Beat to White Heat," 46 minutes of pub stomping pleasure that makes me want to fight and think and protest and drink warm beer! People often ask why do we labor over doing this zine and the real answer is that we do it because nothing makes us happier than receiving 10 Destructors CDs in the mail every year!

The Trouble With Normal zine - September 2010 - Issue 101 - Politika
This came out around the time of the British elections that ended up with a joint government a few months back but due to a mix of backlog, looking for work, and dealing with some personal issues, I wasn’t able to get to – only to put it here just as we’re undergoing another midterm election cycle. On their latest (second non split release) since reverting back to their original name, the Destructors tear into a loud and fast batch of HC punk anthems based around the theme of politics with songs about elections, the EU, revolution, the UK political system and the like. Dished out with snide vocals and more hooks than the meat locker in the average mob film, these guys take a somewhat cynical view of the process, noticing how revolutions tend to fall down to luck and stating disillusionment with electoral politics. Add covers of songs by Aggressive Behaviour Disorder, Alice Cooper, and the Now on the topic and you have an idea what’s going down here. They might not have all the answers but the music is in your face with enough energy to power a small town and enough edge that punks will love this. I wonder how they would react to the American political process with far fewer choices and way hella longer campaign seasons. (BOONE)

Mass Movement Magazine http://www.massmovement.co.uk/wordpress/ - Black Marias /The Destructors – Zengukeren Split
I’ve previously stated my fondness for the Peterborough scene, a diverse and eclectic bunch of misfits; so I was looking forward to this split EP by two of the towns’ punkier elements; and it doesn’t disappoint. Black Marias treat us to 3 tracks of catchy Oi which tip a nod to the mighty Argy Bargy, while The Destructors belt out 4 originals (sounding rather like the 4 Skins on their first track ‘Religion’ despite their claims to be a scuzz garage punk rock band), and a rather rocking cover of the Dead Boys classic ‘Sonic Reducer’. Good solid punk rock. Ian Pickens

Peterborough ET - 20th August 2010 - Dead Beat To White Heat - Reviewer: Paul Benton - Rating 5/5
You can call it Scuzz Rock, Punk Rock, Garage Rock or just Rock, I just call it good.At the end of the day whatever they turn their hands to it still sounds like The Destructors, and that's no bad thing.

Big Cheese Magazine - Issue 125 - August 2010 - Zengakuren - Reviewer: Tom Williams - Rating3/5
The Destructors return with another knucle-happy split EP to add to their rap sheet. A definite pick up for the fans of the D Boys or of street punk in general.

Rocktober Zine - May 2010 - 999 / Politika / Tormentum Insomniae / Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo
(Rowdy Farrago) Three (!) more theme CDs for this veteran English punk band whose sound falls somewhere between catchy Oi and driving trash rock. They make the coppers, society and electoral politics (respectively) take it up the arse, and I am moshing all over my room right now even if I don't know the difference between Tory and Labour or exactly why to be mad at those cute-helmeted bobbies. Back to their old tricks of releasing split CDs, Destructors also team up with the potty mouthed, modern guitar sound-marred Sick On The Bus ("Whores Not Wars" - really?), but their tracks are pretty great, including a Saints cover and a bouncing bass tribute to modern art and Art Garfunkel (has any lyric captured Art's sadness better than "what looks happy from the outside never is when you're looking in"?) which includes a Gilbert and George shout-out. People often ask why do we labor over doing this zine and the real answer is that we do it because nothing makes us happier than receiving 10 Destructors CDs in the mail every year!

Powerplay Magazine - Issue 121 - June 2010 - Politika - Reviewer: Glenn Butler - Rating: 7/10 Powerpoints
In true punk rock fashion The Destructors' latest offering is served up purely for the UK election and is aptly titled 'Politika. This Peterborough Punk Outfit pulls out all the stops and really let you know what they think about the whole affair right from the off with "To Vote Or Not To Vote" and the lyric "whoever wins... you lose" repeated over and over. "Downfall" is a more musical and catchier track before the venom soaked lyrics of "Fuck EU". No suprise what the band are saying here but the music is quite rocky and palatable. The album is very anti establishment and displays typical punk rock values. I admire punk bands that are true to their roots and it has to be said that The Destructors fall into that category. The punk community should be happy to mark an 'X' in this albums box.

Razorcake Fanzine #55 - May 2010 - Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo - Reviewer: Rev Norb.
Well produced and well played UK punk. All in all I can't say I have heard anything better in the genre in years, and they cover Vindictives and X Ray Spex. So if thats your kettle of cod then buy with confidence and wave to the eye in the sky on your way out of the shop.Best song: Spy In The Sky, Best Title: Rule Nanny Brittania

Maximum Rock 'n' Roll #325 June 2010 - Politika
The latest release features some more modern flourishes, notably a clean production and some metal in the guitars. The bottom line is that this is a very enjoyable record. Pity it's CD only right now.

Apr 10 - Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo
Trying their damnedest to stay under the radar, Peterborough punks, Destructors 666 (who keep flipping and flopping back from their original moniker, “The Destructors”) are doin’ it quick and dirty with Quisnam Viglio Viglio. An eight-song EP that cycles through in less time than a sitcom sans commercials, the album takes a critical view of television as an insidious media tool. Prolific in their approach, the band releases a new split disc or album every three months or so. It’s one thing to kick out four new albums every year, but to do it and do it well is another. The Destructors’ particular brand of punk serves up angry, socially conscious punk, hearkening back to a more old school, British punk style.
The two-front guitar attack waged by Dave Colton and Steve Rolls elevates the sound on Quisnam Viglio Viglio from standardized three-chord punk, giving it a fuller sound that gets creative with melodic, chugging riffs and metal-influenced solos on each of the disc’s concise tracks. Straight-forward punk treatises like “Rules and Regulations” and “Control Me” take a whiz on societal conventions with lead singer Allen Adams’ cockney sneer hoisting a verbal middle finger. While still thoroughly punk with his wails, there’s a touch of Lemmy lurking in his metal-tinged yowls and gravel-throated intonations. By the disc’s conclusion—the ska-flavored “Identity”—the Destructors raise the bar on new school punk, blaring out that the genre is not, in fact, dead nor completely buried beneath the veneer of “radio punk”, barking out their message loud and clear.
Lana Cooper
Pop Matters
7/10

Mar 10 - Tormentum Insomniae.
Punk As Fuck
Eugene Big Cheese
Big Cheese Magazine

Nov 09 - Pow! That's Kill Musik 666. This is a big big 22 track effort which summarises all if The Destructors (666) EP's etc. released so far and there have been lot's. Difference here is that they are remixed with new band members and.... they are better! Way better. One after the other they sound grea! The band have pulled in some subs that are better than the original 1st teammers so to speak,So this album is a real mixture and collects all their (or most of it) material in one place. Therefore it is a fine specimen for anyone new to the band or wanting a comprehensive collection on 1 slab of plastic. Recommended. Best release by far from the scuzz garagepunk band from Peterborough. Barbies Dead Fanzine #28

Nov 09 - 999 (The Nein Nein Nein EP). The next is the 999 album or could be called the anti copper album. Some covers, but all anti police. Great titles abound such as PC PC Plod, Truncheon Tattoo, Roger The Rozzer and so on. I really liked the inlay card as well which had a big donut picture too. Barbies Dead Fanzine #28

Nov 09 - Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo. 8 Tracks of political content. More like it with a bit of hammering punk with better lyrics. Barbies Dead Fanzine #28

Nov 09 - Scheikunde. The early U.K. band The Destructors keep releasing new material as Destructors 666 (now The Destructors) and all of their output is well worth checking out. The distinct, heavily accented, growly vocals are impossible to replicate without stuffing potatoes in your mouth. I tried and couldn’t do it sans potato. They have a mid-to-late ‘80s crossover vibe brewing under the surface, but with lessons learned from that putrid, dark era. – Art Ettinger Razorcake Fanzine / Webzine .

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