TRIAL: The Early Years: 2 x LP

A collection of this ’90s straight edge institution’s early years, featuring tracks from their 1995 demo, the Through the Darkest Days 7”, the Foundation 7”, and the I’m Still Screaming 7”, along with a few other odds ‘n’ ends. As can be expected for its time, group chants and metal influences abound, the lyrics are about serious subjects the band felt were important to address, and the songs are long with enough moshy bits to keep pitters happy. –Jimmy Alvarado (Refuse, refusemusic.net)