By The Grace of God - For the Love of Indie Rock (Classic Review Of the Week)
By The Grace of God exemplified on this EP everything I wish hardcore could be; everything it can sometimes be; and the potential it can have. It's the kind of record made by the kind of people that have made me stick around all these years, hoping to catch these small, brief glimpses of greatness.
The sing along moments on songs like "Goliath" and "November's Lie" are among the most passionate ever put to tape. There's definitely that aspect of very traditional hardcore here, however it's flawless execution and passionate lyrics set this apart from any other in the genre.
I'm happy to have been around to experience this band when it happened back in 1996. This will always be one of the best hardcore records ever made, in my humble opinion.
Download it here.