In the mid to late '90s the French hardcore scene had a number of great hardcore bands that played a tough NYHC style. I already wrote about A Way Of Life from Rennes, but I could've easily written about a number of other bands. So expect more French hardcore on this blog!
This time I'm writing about Trapped In Life from Paris. They got together in 1996 and together with Drowning they presented the harder and tougher side of Paris hardcore. In 1997 they did the 'What Have I Done?' demo. Singer Julien's dark, self-loathing lyrics and the hard metallic hardcore were right up my alley. Their real strength was on the stage though, I've seen some great TIL shows in Belgium and the Netherlands.
After the demo Trapped In Life released the 'Inside Shadows' MCD on R.P.P. (which features a re-recording of 'Neglect' from the demo), the 'Blood & Gold' MCD on Final Beatdown and the '12 Icons' CD on Good Life. Members of Trapped In Life went on to bands such as We Animals! and Mass Hysteria.
EDIT, August 8 2009: Thanxxx to the person commenting that something had gone wrong with the mp3's and that I had upped only part of the demo and then some random music. I re-ripped the demo and re-upped it immediately. I'm terribly sorry I didn't notice this straight away!
Here's the video for 'C-16: Blood & Gold' from their 'Blood & Gold' MCD.
Trapped In Life - What Have I Done? demo