The Exploited burst onto the dissipating punk scene with their seminal British hardcore debut Punk's Not dead and helped spearhead the second wave of British punk. Punk's Not dead blazes with speedy guitar and fast pounding rhythms. The album earnestly delivers one of the great, sincere, and authentic performances in its genre, projecting the Oi! movement forward with fangs and aplomb. It touched such a nerve upon its release that it claimed the #1 British independent album spot of 1981.