The Rebel Sound of Shit and Failure is a collection of material released as compilation tracks, singles, and EPs over the course of Born Against's history. Highlights include some of the best individual moments for Born Against, including the awesome song "Eulogy" from the single of the same name. "Eulogy" rants against the trend in the early '90s, embodied by bands like Shelter, for some in the hardcore scene to convert to the Hari Krishna religion. "Needed answers/We couldn't give/Took a blunt lie/And gouged out his mind," screams frontman Sam McPheeters, "Steve's dead/And I wasn't offered the chance/To say goodbye." Some of this collection of songs lacks something, some of it shines even more brightly than material on the essential Nine Patriotic Hymns for Children full-length. Overall, the inconsistencies over the course of the album are overshadowed by the fact that nearly everything else in this genre is outdone by the genuine intensity and brilliance of the great material here. This is required material for any hardcore punk rock collection.