WERS is one of the most prominent radio stations in the New England area, covering a variety of eclectic musical styles as a college radio station. One of the most popular shows was Nasty Habits, a radio program dedicated to premiering some of the finest hardcore and heavy metal music that is virtually ignored by larger corporate rock conglomerates. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response from fans who tuned in, the station had the chance to record a large amount of live in-studio performances by some of the hardcore/metal genre's finest rising stars, as well as some of the obvious heavy-hitters. As a compilation, Nasty Habits is an amazing ride through some of the most brutal tunes ever caught on tape, as bands like Killswitch Engage, Dillinger Escape Plan, Candiria, Poison the Well, Shadows Fall, and many more offer up songs on the album. The most unique aspect of this compilation is the fact that every song was recorded live, turning what otherwise would be a solid collection of hardcore's best into a must-have album for any self-respecting fan of the genre.
AllMusic Review by Jason D. Taylor