This New York hardcore quartet was formed in 1985 by Stegmon Von Heintz (guitar), Karl Agell (vocals), Rick Stone (bass) and M.S. Evans (drums). Their recorded debut came on a compilation album, The People Are Hungry. This led to a contract with Metal Blade Records and the release of We The People in 1988. Assimilating influences drawn from punk and thrash bands such as Bad Brains, Anthrax and D.O.A. , it featured vitriolic lyrics addressing social and political injustices. The production was very ragged, however, and the messages were swamped beneath the drum and bass-laden tumult.
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