As a matter of fact, the singer actually sounds like he’s going through a nervous breakdown on these songs.

He was passionate about the straight edge movement and what it stood for.

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Its unrelenting blitzkrieg is anchored by Armand Majidi’s airtight drum work. Sick of It All’s never let the public down in the quality control department, but ‘Blood, Sweat and No Tears’ remains their album to beat.

Crumbsuckers — ‘Life of Dreams’ (1986) The guys from the Crumbsuckers might have lived on Long Island, but they cut they built their cult status as part of the NYHC scene in the mid ’80s.

Warzone lived and breathed what they sang about, much like a rapper from the hood would.

Just don’t pick ‘Don’t Forget the Struggle, Don’t Forget the Streets’ up expecting some hip-hop/metal type of fiasco.

Sick of It All — ‘Blood, Sweat and No Tears’ (1989) Sick of It All are elder statesmen of hardcore.

Since forming in the NYC borough of Queens, way back in 1986, the group has either been in a recording studio or a tour bus.Youth of Today — ‘Break Down the Walls’ (1987) John ‘Porcell’ Porcelly isn’t a name you see too often on Noisecreep, but his guitar tone and style, has been the blueprint for countless hardcore bands throughout the last three decades.Although he’s played in many groups in his musical career, it’s the stuff he dished-out in Youth of Today that he’ll always be best remembered for.Their discography is filled with gems but it’s their debut, ‘Blood, Sweat and No Tears,’ that holds up as a definitive classic album.From the opening death stomp of ‘The Blood and the Sweat’ to the closing and best song on the album, ‘Injustice System,’ the record never comes up for air.Back then, it was tough enough to find a club or bar that would even let hardcore bands perform there.