Monday, September 1, 2014


On the subject of modern classics... Rampage. Rampage draws their influence from Straight Ahead. One of the greatest from NYHC's illustrious generation. Fast, aggressive, and pointed hardcore. Rampage's case is peculiar because their beginnings saw them written off largely as a joke band. The other side of the coin was that their demo was a simple feeling out process of what they wanted to be. Heads In A Vice is an impressive demo especially when considering that it was building up toward Limit of Destruction. By the time Rampage dropped Limit of Destruction they released an album that did Straight Ahead justice (and IMO Limit of Destruction is arguably the best Straight Ahead influenced record). This post has both their demo and LP. LOD is one of the best releases to come from Lockin Out Records.