Use Once and Destroy

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Use Once and Destroy
SuperjointRitual-UseOnceandDestroy.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 21, 2002
RecordedBalance Recordings Studios, Mandeville, Louisiana
GenreSludge metal, hardcore punk
Length49:10
LabelSanctuary
ProducerDave Fortman
Superjoint chronology
Use Once and Destroy
(2002)
A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Use Once and Destroy is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Superjoint Ritual. The guitar and bass work was done by Phil Anselmo and Eyehategod's Jimmy Bower. Drumming was performed by Joe Fazzio. For touring bass duties, the band recruited Hank Williams III. Anselmo did not want to play bass live because he wanted to focus mainly on singing.

Use Once and Destroy is a slightly different approach to music than the work of Pantera, one of Anselmo's other bands. It has been described as a mix of hardcore punk and sludge metal.[2]

The album was re-released in 2006 through Sanctuary / Mayan Records, featuring bonus tracks.

Music videos[edit]

"Fuck Your Enemy" had a music video, directed by Jim Van Bebber. With its short song length, it found considerable airplay on Uranium throughout 2003. The black and white video begins by passing a door with a sign that reads "Hippies use side door". It then features the band performing in a small room with its walls covered in music posters and logos. Brief shots have the band humorously playing air guitar and drums before reverting to actual instrument performance footage. The song title would be censored as "F*** Your Enemy".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Oblivious Maximus"2:33
2."It Takes No Guts"2:06
3."Everyone Hates Everyone"3:49
4."The Introvert"3:46
5."The Alcoholik"2:30
6."Fuck Your Enemy"1:40
7."4 Songs"6:18
8."Messages"2:01
9."All of Our Lives Will Get Tried"3:21
10."Antifaith"2:14
11."Ozena"3:56
12."Drug Your Love"2:51
13."Haunted Hated"2:40
14."Stupid, Stupid Man"2:33
15."Creepy Crawl"1:54
16."Superjoint Ritual"6:34
2006 reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
17."Starvation Trip" (demo)1:23
18."Little H" (demo)2:05

Personnel[edit]

Superjoint Ritual
Production
  • Dave Fortman – engineering, mixing, producer
  • Mark Casselman – mastering
  • Joe Fazzio – artwork, design
  • Keith Neltner – design
  • Neil Zlozower – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2002 Billboard 200 87
2002 Top Independent Albums 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Use Once and Destroy - Superjoint Ritual". Allmusic.
  2. ^ "Fan Poll: 5 Best Songs Under 2 Minutes". Revolver. April 17, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2021.