LOU KOLLER FROM SICK OF IT ALL’S QUINTESSENTIAL GUIDE TO HARDCORE – DAY FIVE
To celebrate the release of Sick of it All’s awesome new album, Based on a True Story, we asked SOIA vocalist Lou Koller to compile the definitive list of quintessential hardcore albums. Luckily for us and all of you, he agreed! So we’ll be running one entry a day from Lou’s list of the top-ten (+1) hardcore records of all time for the next couple of weeks. You can read his first installment here, his second installment here, and his third installment here, and his fourth installment here; the fifth one is after the jump…
Sheer Terror, Just Can’t Hate Enough
To me, hardcore is the bastard child of punk and metal. And many bands have perfected that style to great success – most notably Hatebreed. But I’m gonna tell you all about one of the bands that influenced the bands like Hatebreed: Sheer Terror. They were negative, loud, and heavy as hell. There was something so primitive about the music that it touched your most base feelings and made you want to smash everything around you. Whenever I have a bad day, I still put on this CD, and it just makes me feel better that I’m not alone in my misery. Combining hardcore urgency with doom metal riffs, these guys stood alone at any show they played. This album has some of their all time classics: “Here To Stay,” “Owe You Nothing,” “Twisting and Turning” and the title track are violently heavy! Don’t overlook these guys.
Based on a True Story is out now on Century Media. Visit Sick of it All on MySpace for tour dates and all the latest news from the band.