You know how San Diego has a benchmark "sceamo" sound?
Well... THIS AIN'T IT.
Before all that, there was Unbroken, and what they did for "modern" hardcore will never be truly acknowledged.
(Too) many have tried to replicate the sound, and while some have come close, they've all lacked that passion. Heartfelt shredding vocals, dissonant chaos / chuga-chug guitars, rumbling/rolling bass lines and excellent breakdowns is what made Unbroken THE STANDARD by which few can be ranked.
You can't go wrong with any of their material; I'm not actually sure why I'm saying this as 90% of you loyal readers probably already have them in your collection. If not, here's a collection NO ONE should be without.
This stuff STILL blows away 95.7% of what is deemed "hardcore" today - I guess you could call this "your father's metalcore"?
If so, maybe you should go thank Dad...
I just enjoyed a bangin' birthday weekend - June 25th. by the way - which started last week with beers & cake at work (drunken fork lifting antics / cake fight), new iPod Nano, new iPhone 3GS (later today), KILLER steak dinner ( courtesy of the in-laws), a fresh window-tint job on my Scion xB "Battle Toaster", yesterday's trip to Sonoma to go swimming, AND I took today off from work. Score!
Life is pretty fuckin' rad right now, that's all I'm saying...