Top 100 Of The Nineties: Citizen’s Arrest-A Light In The Darkness

Citizens Arrest
A Light In The Darkness 7”
Wardance Records

Citizens Arrest, while other New York bands were playing youth crew or noodling on guitar solos as their mullets got bigger, were playing raging hardcore in the early nineties. A Light In The Darkness is brutal; a great mix of Siege, Septic Death, and all things Italian and Scandinavian. This is an essential seven inch, one of the best ever.

Citizens Arrest were also on a bunch of compilations and have a great WNYU set. Their LP Colossus, while not as good as the seven inch, is also very good. Utopia is a great intro. A lot of this is collected on an LP on Deadalive Records. Colossus is still in print I think?

Here is an mp3 of Fortress.

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Members of this band have also been in Taste of Fear, One Sided War, and some others.