SICK OF IT ALL: Live in a Dive: CD

Do you need an explanation?  This is SOIA’s entry into the domain of the “Live in a Dive” series at Fat. By far, it’s the best of the series and it’s going to be hard to topple this beast off its pedestal. Besides the new D4, this is probably the second best release of the year from Fat. SOIA has been around long enough to start on an indie and go to a major and back to indie without losing a bit of passion and energy. SOIA barrel through many songs from their extensive catalog. Twenty-three songs of pure hardcore classics. I wish there was more. I recommend this to their loyal fans and it is a good starting point for those interested, but haven’t experienced their strong East Coast HC in the studio and live. For a live recording, this is one of the best that I have heard. The music is tight and the energy of their live experience is felt. Makes me want to go see them live the next time they are in town. I am deeply satisfied.

 –don (Fat)