LIFE’S BLOOD-Defiance e.p. (Vermiform records VMFM03) 1991
Smart and uncomprimising NYHC hardcore from a band that drew it’s influences from suprisingly typical, thuggish NYHC bands of the early 80’s. These guys cleverly sang about all that was wrong with the N.Y. scene at the time and called out straight edgers, scene unity and questioned their commitment to it. This was originally released on Combined Effort records and after quickly selling out, got a re-release from newly formed, Vermiform records. I avoided this record when it came out, thinking it was typical of a music scene I already didn’t have much interest in….. Boy was I wrong. I got this record for (suprisingly) free when I mail-ordered stuff from Vermiform records. I was blown away by this and it remains one of my fave NYHC records of all time. Guitarist Adam Nathanson went on to form BORN AGAINST and slowly over time, this record got forgotten about. Such a shame…………………hopefully this post fixes that, though !!!!
The Middle Aged Youth blog also posted this a couple years ago. Those guys wrote a far more eloquent and informative post about the record including some insightful commentary from LIFE’S BLOOD singer Jason O’Toole. Check it out HERE
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