LOU KOLLER FROM SICK OF IT ALL’S QUINTESSENTIAL GUIDE TO HARDCORE – DAY EIGHT
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 catch up on previous installments here; the sixth one is after the jump…
D.R.I., Dirty Rotten LP
Had to squeeze these guys in. After all, not mentioning them and the whole crossover scene would be a crime – although this album is from back during their straight-up hardcore days. Short fast and nasty! So many songs on one LP, it blew people away. (Also check out the Dirty Rotten EP.) The sound was raw, as were most hardcore records back then, but the music played with such heart and feeling that you know they put everything into to every note! Their speed got them noticed and appealed to a lot of underground metalheads.They also influenced the early thrash bands like Slayer and Exodus. Later, they went onto spearhead the crossover movement with C.O.C. and Suicidal Tendencies.
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.