WRECKING CREW: Balance of Terror: CD

Feb 15, 2007

Late ‘80s Bostonian hardcore. This is their one and only full length record, released in 1989. There’s no wheel reinventing going on here–it’s straightforward breakdown hardcore. The aggression of their earlier influences Negative FX and SSD feels tempered a bit with this recording, as was common with the progression and metal crossover of later ‘80s hardcore bands. Sounds more like bands of the time period Cro-Mags and Agnostic Front. Vocals, though male, remind me at times of Wendy O of The Plasmatics, but then again so does Roger Miret of Agnostic Front. A worthwhile release for mid-late ‘80s New York hardcore fans.

 –KO! (I Scream)