are one of the U.K.'s most politically outspoken thrash bands. Based in Edinburgh, the band is led by vocalist Wattie Buchan
, whose supporting cast has changed several times since the group's inception around the end of the '70s. The band has garnered a sizable hardcore audience in the U.K. for its anti-authoritarian stance and criticism of the government, particularly in the Reagan/Thatcher era, but their following is not quite as large in the U.S. and has declined somewhat in Britain over the years. A medley of three of their songs, recorded by Slayer
, was featured on the Judgment Night
soundtrack as "Disorder"; subsequently, the Exploited
issued 1994's Live in Japan
and 1996's Beat the Bastards
. Fuck the System followed in 2002.