I swear you guys have done Refused for the Weekly Nostalgia before, but I can't find it. I know you posted something about them, though, because it's what prompted me to download The Shape of Punk to Come.
I thought the same thing... like literally I think it was a month or two ago
"Liberation Frequency" was the theme song to my college radio show (oops, I just aged myself). And I had the chance to see them play an all ages show in my town on their only US tour (the one they broke up on) and I didn't go and I'm lame.
They started other bands, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Text, AC4, The Lost Patrol. But none were as awesome as Refused.
About every few years rumors of a reunion happen, and every few years we're reminded as to how it's not going to happen. Stop torturing us. Refused are fucking dead.
The Shape of Punk to Come = amazing, haha.
After listening to this album, I seen how many bands nowadays are influenced by these guys. I can tell that them taking punk and adding in some electronic/jazzyness influenced Underoath a bit on their Lost in the Sound of Seperation Album.
I can a little bit of Dennis in Daryl Palumbo a little bit, too. These guys are amazing, and inspired me the first time I heard them.