Listen, kids: There was a time when the splinter cells of punk, hardcore, and metal distinguished themselves with divergent doses of brutality and technical prowess. But in the late '80s came a wave of bands pulling those forms together into the same fold, and crossover acts like Nausea, Destroy, Hirax, and Suicidal Tendencies raised the bar for aggressive underground music. Proudly following that blurred dividing line is West Palm's Red State Riot, whose politics of thrash deliver serious music along with acerbic tongue-lashings... More >>>