Sunday, August 4, 2013

Welcome To Albany compilation 7"

Stepping out a bit from the 90s era, here's a cool compilation 7" that documents the Albany/upstate New York hardcore scene circa 1988. It was (I believe) the only release on Grinch Records, and features Substance, Insult To Injury, Face Up, No Outlet and Infectious Waste. This compilation is quite varied in style, which is always nice. Even though it's from 1988, there's only 1 youth crew band on here, Face Up, and they're actually quite decent. There's also more rocking hardcore on here by No Outlet and Infectious Waste, mid/up-tempo hardcore by Substance and burly hardcore by Insult To Injury (which might be their first non-demo appearance?). Substance and No Outlet are my favorite bands on here, but really, all bands are solid on here. Definitely give it a chance!

Update (thanxxx to my man Scott): This was indeed Intent To Injury's only non-demo appearance, not to be mistaken with I.T.I. from Chicago, as I had assumed. I.T.I.'s singer Shane is also the guy behind Grinch Records and played in Wolfpack for a short while.

Welcome To Albany compilation 7"

5 comments:

Colin said...

Hey man, any chance you can re-upload this one?

XemonerdX said...

Sure, but give me a week or so, I'm out of the country right now. Thanxxx!

Colin said...

Awesome. Thank you!

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped!

Colin said...

Nice. Thanks!