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7 Seconds — “Praise” EP

7 SECONDS — “Praise” EPAs Kevin Seconds moves his band to a more mainstream style, his songwriting talents and lyrical ...
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A MUSIC REVIEW

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A Subtle Plague — 1986 demo

A SUBTLE PLAGUE — 1986 demo tapeA SUBTLE PLAGUE was formed in 1984 in the Hudson Valley area of New ...
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Agnostic Front — “Liberty and Justice For…” LP

AGNOSTIC FRONT — “Liberty and Justice For…” LPMusically, this album is more like “Victim in Pain” than “Cause for Alarm,” ...
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Alptraum GMBH — “When You Like To Know When…” demo

ALPTRAUM GMBH — “When You Like To Know When…” demo tapeALPTRAUM GMBH (“Nightmare, Inc.”) was formed in Feb. 1986 with ...
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Anthrax — “Among the Living” LP

ANTHRAX — “Among the Living” LPThis LP is great! Scott “NOT” Ian and the gang have done it again. It’s ...
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Anti-Heros — “That’s Right!” LP

ANTI-HEROS — “That’s Right!” LPWhat do you do when you love a band’s music but you are disgusted by what ...
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At the Movies with Leatherface: Evil Dead 2

AT THE MOVIES WITH LEATHERFACE -- EVIL DEAD 2 (This piece was inspired through contact with the SERIAL KILLERS) Welcome ...
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Attitude Adjustment — “American Paranoia” LP

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT — “American Paranoia” LPStraight-edge thrash? Whatever it is, it’s great! 16 incredible tracks played with ferocious intensity. “Grey ...
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Beefeater — “House Burning Down” LP

BEEFEATER — “House Burning Down” LPYet another Dischord LP released after the band has broken up. In this case, it’s ...
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Bhopal Stiffs — ’87 demo

BHOPAL STIFFS — ’87 demo tapeBHOPAL STIFFS is Larry on guitar and vocals, Vince on lead guitar and vocals, Steve ...
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Blatant Yobs — “Bitching and Slamming” demo

BLATANT YOBS — “Bitching and Slamming” demo tape“BLATANT YOBS existed about three years ago, but we had lots of difficulties ...
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Born Without a Face — “Worship” EP

BORN WITHOUT A FACE — “Worship” EPFour tracks of powerful hardcore which combine a heavy sound, throaty vocals, and very ...
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Broadax — ’87 demo

BROADAX — ’87 demo tapeBROADAX is a speed/thrash metal unit from Culver City, California, and consists of Rey on vocals, ...
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Casbah — “Infinite Pain” demo

CASBAH — “Infinite Pain” demo tapeThis four track tape is truly excellent death metal from the land of the rising ...
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Chris Bald 96 — “Uglified” EP

CHRIS BALD 96 — “Uglified” EPChris has been a mainstay of the D.C. punk community since the early 1980s, playing ...
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Corruption — “Infest of Rage” demo

CORRUPTION — “Infest of Rage” demo tape CORRUPTION is a hardcore band from Ocean County, with “Kid Wedge” on vocals, ...
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Cringer — “Time For A Little Something…” EP

CRINGER — “Time For A Little Something…” EPWinnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin grace the cover of this endeavor, and ...
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Crumbsuckers — “Life of Dreams” LP

CRUMBSUCKERS — “Life of Dreams” LPWhat an album!!! A must buy for thrashers and ‘core fans alike. Buy it now ...
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Cryptic Slaughter — “Money Talks” LP

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER — “Money Talks” LPI really liked this band’s first LP for its power and the fact that there ...
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Dag Nasty — “Can I Say” LP

DAG NASTY — “Can I Say” LPOK, so this album’s a little old, but I cannot stress how good it ...
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Dag Nasty — “Wig Out at Denko’s” LP

DAG NASTY — “Wig Out at Denko’s” LPRemember way back in issue number one during the review of DOGGY STYLE’S ...
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Dead Kennedys — “Bedtime for Democracy” LP

DEAD KENNEDYS — “Bedtime for Democracy” LPWhat’s this? A DK album that I like? Impossible, and yet it happened. Yes, ...
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Dead Kennedys — “Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death” LP

DEAD KENNEDYS — “Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death” LPThe now defunct DEAD KENNEDYS have had a string of ...
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Deathrow — “Riders of Doom” LP

DEATHROW — “Riders of Doom” LPGood thrash from this West German outfit (formerly SAMHAIN). Nine good tracks with frenzied solo-ing ...
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Deceased — “The Evil Side of Religion” demo

DECEASED — “The Evil Side of Religion” demo tapeDECEASED is a death metal band from Virginia with King Fowley on ...
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Dehumanizers — “End of Time” LP

DEHUMANIZERS — “End of Time” LPA pretty cool LP from this Seattle outfit. Of the 21 “tracks”, about 15 of ...
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Dehumanizers — “Kill Lou Guzzo” EP

DEHUMANIZERS — “Kill Lou Guzzo” EPWow! This 7″ shows excellent hardcore which draws in influences from countless other forms of ...
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Devastation — “A Creation Of Ripping Death” demo

DEVASTATION — “A Creation Of Ripping Death” demo tapeDEVASTATION is a Chicago area death/thrash metal band that was formed in ...
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Doggy Style — “Doggy Style II” LP

DOGGY STYLE — “Doggy Style II” LPWhen the original DOGGY STYLE broke up and Brad X and Lou Gaez left ...
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Doggy Style — “The Last Laugh” EP

DOGGY STYLE — “The Last Laugh” EPThis is the much-awaited DOGGY ROCK, with ex-D.S. members Brad and Lou, teamed up ...
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Doggy Style — “The Last Laugh” EP

DOGGY STYLE — “The Last Laugh” EPThis is the much-awaited DOGGY ROCK, with ex-D.S. members Brad and Lou, teamed up ...
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DRI — “Crossover” LP

DRI — “Crossover” LPEverybody is wondering “Did they go metal?” Well, there are only I2 songs (instead of the usual ...
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Egg Hunt — EP

EGG HUNT — EPA 2-song studio effort by Ian MacKaye and fellow MINOR THREAT Jeff Nelson. This one-shot deal shows ...
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Embrace — LP

EMBRACE -- LPEMBRACE was one of the greatest bands to have come out of DC (along with MINOR THREAT and ...
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Epileptic Albino Bullfrogs   — ’87 demo

EPILEPTIC ALBINO BULLFROGS  — ’87 demo tapeEPILEPTIC ALBINO BULLFROGS is a hardcore band from Philly. Their line-up consists of Steve ...
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Excel — “Split Image” LP

EXCEL — “Split Image” LPThis Venice, Cal, band has been around for a while, but this is only their first ...
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Fanzine Reviews

Instead of my usual pre-review rantings, I’ll put this space to good use by hawking some ‘zines, (Thanks to everyone ...
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Fearless Iranians from Hell — EP

FEARLESS IRANIANS FROM HELL -- EPExotic punk and roll from this Texas band. Gruff vocals from a singer who I ...
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Fuel — LP

FUEL — LPFuel had caused quite a stir on the West coast, and it’s easy to hear why. Few artists ...
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Government Issue — “Government Issue Live” LP

GOVERNMENT ISSUE — “Government Issue Live” LPHot dog! One of my (and many others’) all-time favorites. This LP is fabulous! ...
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Gunslingers — ’87 demo

GUNSLINGERS — ’87 demo tapeIf you saw a copy of Threatening Society #3, you’ve seen the interview with GUNSLINGERS, and ...
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Hatred — “No Control” demo

HATRED — “No Control” demo tapeThis is probably one of the best demos I’ve ever heard. Combining the best aspects ...
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Hatred — “No Control” demo

HATRED — “No Control” demo tapeThis is probably one of the best demos I’ve ever heard. Combining the best aspects ...
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Heresy / Concrete Sox — split LP

HERESY / CONCRETE SOX — split LP6 tunes apiece from 2 speedcore bands. Both do it well, but I was ...
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Holy Terror — “Terror and Submission” advance tape

HOLY TERROR — “Terror and Submission” advance tapeHOLY TERROR is a thrash/ power metal band from California. The line-up consists ...
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Homo Picnic — “Days of Grey” LP

HOMO PICNIC — “Days of Grey” LPThe past year has been very good for Philly bands – yet another strong(!) ...
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I Deny — EP

I DENY — EPVery good Italian hardcore that’s a little reminiscent of RAW POWER, maybe even faster and sore powerful. Five ...
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Isocracy  — “Welcome to El Sob” demo

ISOCRACY  — “Welcome to El Sob” demo tapeISOCRACY is a hardcore band from the San Francisco suburb called El Sobrante ...
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Jawbox — EP

JAWBOX — EPJAWBOX is a new band whose overnight popularity made me wonder are they really that good, or did ...
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Justice League — “Reach Out” EP

JUSTICE LEAGUE — “Reach Out” EPJUSTICE LEAGUE, one of my favorite bands, kicks out another 12″ (their second). A little ...
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Last Option — “Over Time” EP

LAST OPTION — “Over Time” EPAfter 2 tremendous, well-received demos, this Arizona HC band finally released their debut vinyl. If ...
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Last Option — #2 demo

LAST OPTION — #2 demo tapeLAST OPTION was formed in February, 1985. They want to work to achieve not only ...
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Legitimate Reason — demo

LEGITIMATE REASON — demo tapeThese guys haven’t been playing long, but the Philly scene has taken a quick liking to ...
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Mass Corruption — ’86 demo

MASS CORRUPTION — ’86 demo tape“MASS CORRUPTION was formed in late September, 1986. After a few months, we changed drummers ...
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MDL — “In the Midst of Delusions” demo

MDL — “In the Midst of Delusions” demo tapeMDL was formed on June 5, 1985, in Ellensburg, Washington – a ...
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Metallica — “The $5.98 EP Garage Days Revisited” EP

METALLICA — “The $5.98 EP Garage Days Revisited” EPIt’s been a long, long time since I’ve heard anything interesting from ...
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Multiple Stab Wounds — “What’s All This Then?” demo

MULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS — “What’s All This Then?” demo tapeMULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS is a thrash band from Connecticut consisting of ...
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Napalm — “All Out Assault” demo

NAPALM — “All Out Assault” demo tapeNAPALM is a speedmetal band from New York. Their new line-up is Chris “The ...
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Nuclear Death — “Welcome to the Kings of the Morbid” demo

NUCLEAR DEATH — “Welcome to the Kings of the Morbid” demo tapeNUCLEAR DEATH is a death-thrash band from Arizona, with ...
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Num Skull — “Num’s The World” demo

NUM SKULL — “Num's The World” demo tapeEven though this is an independent tape, I chose not to put it ...
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Ordeal — EP

ORDEAL — EPI saw an ad for this record in Maximum Rock ‘N Roll, where the band’s sound was described ...
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Pagan Babies — “Immaculate Conception” EP

PAGAN BABIES — “Immaculate Conception” EPPAGAN BABIES are a definite favorite of the Philly scene (see show review – Ed.), ...
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Parade — “Love and War” LP

PARADE — “Love and War” LPFrom two former members of the punk band PARIAH comes PARADE. I don’t really know ...
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Pedifile — “Die a Violent Death” demo

PEDIFILE — “Die a Violent Death” demo tapePEDIFILE is a five piece thrash metal band from Mesa, Arizona. They formed ...
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Pedifile — “Round 2” demo

PEDIFILE — “Round 2” demo tapePEDIFILE is a death metal band from Arizona. They will be appearing on an upcoming ...
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Prong — ’87 4-song demo

PRONG — ’87 4-song demo tape PRONG is a new band out of NY. They are a hardcore, metal influenced band ...
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Prong — “Primitive Origins” LP

PRONG — “Primitive Origins” LPThis is a band that has gained a lot of respect and critical acclaim from their ...
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Rigor Mortis — demo

RIGOR MORTIS — demo tapeThis is a very heavy death-metal band from NY. They sound something like across between SLAYER ...
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Rites of Spring — “All Through a Life” EP

RITES OF SPRING — “All Through a Life” EPNo, no – they’re still defunct. This is a posthumous release, possibly ...
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RKL — “Keep Laughing” LP

RKL — “Keep Laughing” LPIncredible band, incredible album! RKL (Rich Kids on LSD) play a unique blend of hardcore and ...
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SADUS — “D.T.P.” demo

SADUS — “D.T.P.” demo tapeSADUS is a speed metal band from California that was formed in 1984 under the monicker ...
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Santa Claus — Live 10/87 demo

SANTA CLAUS — Live 10/87 demo tapeSANTA CLAUS are a San Diego-based hardcore thrash band consisting of Robert Brown (bass, ...
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Scram — “Kingsessing Trails” LP

SCRAM -- “Kingsessing Trails” LPMany of you may remember SCRAM, a hardcore/reggae trio which tore up the Philadelphia underground music ...
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Scram — “Stand Up” LP

SCRAM — “Stand Up” LPI seriously believe Philadelphia will soon be recognized as THE national hotbed of underground music, and ...
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Shudder to Think — “Funeral at the Movies” EP

SHUDDER TO THINK — “Funeral at the Movies” EPSHUDDER TO THINK won me over when I first heard their debut ...
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Slayer — “Reign in Blood” LP

SLAYER — “Reign in Blood” LPThe lords of black metal are back with a vicious speed metal attack. “Angel of ...
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Suburban Uprise — “Live Demo II” demo

SUBURBAN UPRISE — “Live Demo II” demo tapeSUBURBAN UPRISE is a fairly new band from Suburban Philadelphia. They’ve just starting ...
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Suicidal Tendencies — “Join The Army” LP

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES — “Join The Army” LPThe long awaited follow-up to their highly successful debut album shows us a very ...
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Terrorizer — ’87 rehearsal demo

TERRORIZER — ’87 rehearsal demo tapeTERRORIZER is a 4-piece band from Southern California featuring Oscar on guitar and vocals, Jesse ...
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The Brigade — “Come Together” EP

THE BRIGADE — “Come Together” EPTwo older songs, “War for Peace” and “The Struggle Within” are chopped up and irritatingly ...
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The Corrupted Ones — “Tewha” demo

THE CORRUPTED ONES -- “Tewha” demo tapeTHE CORRUPTED ONES is a positive hardcore band from New Jersey with Eric Johnson ...
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Token Entry — “From Beneath the Streets” LP

TOKEN ENTRY — “From Beneath the Streets” LPGreat hardcore from New York that is rather original in a way that ...
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Uniform Choice — “Screaming for Change” LP

UNIFORM CHOICE — “Screaming for Change” LPOK, I know. This album is sort of old, but I never got a ...
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United — “Beast Dominate” demo

UNITED — “Beast Dominate” demo tapeUNITED is a Japanese thrash metal band that formed in 1981. The new line-up is ...
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Upset Noise — “Nothing More to Be Said” LP

UPSET NOISE — “Nothing More to Be Said” LPThis is thrash/power metal for those who hate it. You see it ...
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Various Artists — “Brainwashed Into Submission” tape

Various Artists — “Brainwashed Into Submission” tapeA really cool comp featuring 14 bands performing 33 songs. The sound quality varies, ...
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Various Artists — “Four Bands that Could Change the World” LP

Various Artists — “Four Bands that Could Change the World? LP7 SECONDS really disappoints me here with their five tracks ...
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Various Artists — “Together” EP

Various Artists — “Together” EPI’m a big fan of newer NY hardcore, so this EP, to me, is fantastic! Seven ...
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Verbal Abuse — “Rocks Your Liver” LP

VERBAL ABUSE — “Rocks Your Liver” LPThis album left me satisfied and disappointed at the same time. Satisfied, when they ...
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Visual Difference — demo

VISUAL DIFFERENCE — demo tapeVISUAL DIFFERENCE is a hardcore band from Mesa, Arizona. They’ve been together for about a year ...
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White Flag — “Wild Frontier” LP 

WHITE FLAG — “Wild Frontier” LP WHITE FLAG’s first LP on Positive Force is definitely their best release to date. Great ...
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Youth of Today — “Break Down the Walls” LP

YOUTH OF TODAY — “Break Down the Walls” LPYOUTH OF TODAY’s EP “Can’t Close My Eyes” (Positive Force Records) was ...
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Youth of Today — “Can’t Close My Eyes” EP

YOUTH OF TODAY — “Can’t Close My Eyes” EPThis EP was released a while before this band put out that ...
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