22 songs from beloved Boston hardcore band Slapshot make up their Greatest Hits, Slashes and Crosschecks CD. This disc includes two live videos showing all the Slapshot fans at their best: diving, dancing, and having fun at shows. The booklet contains an extensive history of the band as well as a myriad of live photos and flyers. The band definitely deserves a good deal of respect for their longevity in the face of tremendous odds and difficulties. They are one of the longest running old-school hardcore bands and are put alongside other legendary acts such as Youth Of Today, Judge, and Minor Threat, amidst conversations of the "greatest" in '80s hardcore. The music on this album surely shows what they have accomplished, although people not familiar with the band may have a hard time understanding their importance in the face of the multiple number of other current Boston hardcore acts with a similar sound. Nonetheless, fans of Slapshot and old-school hardcore fans owe it to themselves to pick this up. Nominal fans of the genre probably are safe with just Minor Threat's Complete Discography.
AllMusic Review by Kurt Morris