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Despite all the flak and criticism, any fan of hardcore cannot deny the fact that Earth Crisis has played an important role in scene from a musical, political, and social perspective over its 10-year career. Its first recording in 1991, "Al... read more
Despite all the flak and criticism, any fan of hardcore cannot deny the fact that Earth Crisis has played an important role in scene from a musical, political, and social perspective over its 10-year career. Its first recording in 1991, "All Out War" would be picked up by Victory Records, and begin the band's long journey. Its follow-up CDEP, "Firestorm," brought the band to the forefront of hardcore with its uncompromising political, social, and ethical agenda, as well as its metal-influenced hardcore which turned-on, or -off, fans of hardcore. During the band's first stint with Victory, it would release two full-lengths ("Destroy the Machines" and "Gomorrah's Season Ends"), while releasing a live disc ("The Oath That Keeps Me Free") as its farewell before EC jumped to Roadrunner Records. There, EC would unleash its Roadrunner debut, "Breed the Killers." The band would eventually find itself back with Victory Records after its relationship with Roadrunner fell through. Its final full-length, "Slither," would display the EC's hardcore foundations melding with nu-metal experimentation (singing, melody, etc.). Following "Slither," a disc of rare tracks and covers would be published ("Last of the Sane"). Before breaking up, the band would play its final show at 2001's Hellfest. While prolific musically, the band was also quite vocal about human, animal, and environmental liberation, by specifically promoting a drug-free and vegan lifestyle. The band's outspokenness and firm stance in its beliefs led to major television and program coverage on the band (CBS's "48 Hours," CNN's "Earth Matters," ABC's "World News Tonight"), as well as sessions in front of Congress, discussing matters of teen and substance abuse. Furthermore, the band has toured worldwide with a numerous hardcore and metal acts, as well as participating in a number of festivals. The final legacy of Earth Crisis can be seen in the band's DVD, "Forever True," on Victory. hide
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