But nothing, no one, nowhere and at no time have ever been as remorselessly savage as They pretty much reduce the rest of the bill to easy listening, singalong pop. It’s some sight to witness a band who have been a staple of our scene for over 30 years still so capable of staying at the very apex of all that is extreme, with newer songs like Smash A Middle Digit and How The Years Condemn highlights even amongst the Scum-era classics.
have a reputation for embarrassing headline bands when they are acting as support, but there was no way, even as good as Napalm Death were, that they were going to succumb to that fate themselves this evening. Time has appeared to stand still for the NYHC legends, with the Koller brothers both looking as lean, trim and energetic as they ever have been. Ditto the sound of classics such as Us Vs. Them, Call To Arms and Sanctuary. When the entire tour face off for an onstage wall of death (a move SOIA invented, let’s not forget) during Scratch The Surface you get a glimpse of what a mid-80s hardcore matinee in New York must have looked like. Sick Of It All are still the kings.
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