LOU KOLLER FROM SICK OF IT ALL’S QUINTESSENTIAL GUIDE TO HARDCORE – DAY SIX
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, his fourth installment here, and his fifth installment here; the sixth one is after the jump…
Negative Approach, Tied Down
Hailing from Detroit, Negative Approach were one of the first “heavy” hardcore bands to get the sound right. They were heavy without sounding like a metal band, and singer John Brannon’s throaty style influenced generations of singers to come and became the standard in hardcore for years. Armed with great songs like “Said and Done,” “Tied Down Nothing” and the erie, heavy “Evacuate,” this is a classic and a must have for all. They have reformed recently, and still sound great!
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.