Sunday, October 17, 2010

At Any Cost (Rhode Island)

At one point, I bought Back Ta Basics 7"s pretty much without thinking about it. Most of the ones I had I was into, so I figured any new ones would be the same. So I scooped up Rhode Island's At Any Cost 'Power Of Mind' 7" from 1996 thinking just that... It turned out to be fairly decent NYHC with a heavy mid-tempo metallic edge. At the time I didn't get into it too much for whatever reason tho, and as a consequence, I probably gave it a listen maybe half a dozen times, if that. Listening to it now, it's much better than I remembered it to be, even if it's nothing too exceptional, it's still well done. Anyway, I kinda forgot about the band for a long time, thinking they'd called it quits some time after the 7"...

Fast forward to a few years ago. At the Independent Outlet in Amsterdam, a skate-store/record-shop, I saw an At Any Cost 'Seen Through Shattered Eyes' CD for next to nothing. Remembering the 7", I checked the booklet and it was indeed the same band so I figured what the hell, and I got it... and absolutely loved the CD. Awesome vocals, powerful songs with cool riffs and drum-parts and enough twists and turns that make it stand out for me. Anyways, recorded in 1998, the CD was released on Lost Disciple Records in 1999. I still play the CD from time to time and it still rules hard. Definitely more than just a step up from the 7".

Unfortunately I was never able to find any sort of info em them, so if anybody can shed some light on this band and/or other releases and such, please leave a comment!

At Any Cost - Power Of The Mind 7"
At Any Cost - Seen Through Shattered Eyes CD

11 comments:

DEZAKATO said...

Brazil band! We passed by here!

xMarkusx said...

I picked that cd from a friend because i had thought of seeing the name somewhere, sounds like Next Step Up there and there, but didn't really get into it right away. Probably need to give it another go.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Can you reupload these releases?

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Great thankx bro! Can you upload Dismay - In Doubt?

Anonymous said...

Could you please re-upload these???

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped, enjoy!

Neil said...

Thank you for posting your comments and review. I am stoked yoi enjoyed our music! Fun fact, the power of the mind 7" was recorded 2 days after getting my jaw unwired. It was wired due to breaking my jaw. Wired shut for 2 full months:-) Haha. PS. Im the vocalist.

renexvx said...

Hey Neil,

What kind of ideas had this band (vegan, sxe, political) or just everydays?

Greets, renexvx

Anonymous said...

any chance for a re-up please?

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.