I had noticed my shift in priorities, and chalked it up to a serious lack of strong Hardcore releases this year. Maybe I'd fallen out of touch with what was going on in Hardcore. When I received an email from Grave Mistake Records announcing some of their latest releases, I committed myself to checking out some newer bands that I'd never heard before. Sectarian Violence sounded promising, so I tracked down a download for their newest album, Upward Hostility.
Just a few songs was all it took to knock me in the head and kick my ass. Just like that, my musical attention swung from Metal over to Hardcore. My days were once again spent listening to nothing but stuff like Lights Out, Carry On, and The First Step. Once again, I started crawling through eBay, flirting with financial disaster and adding Hardcore record after Hardcore record to my Watch List. All is right in my world again.
Sectarian Violence are a Straight Edge Hardcore band. This shit is ugly and brutal...blazing fast and reminding me so much of Think I Care/Prisoner Abuse, that I had to check to see if they shared the same singer. I loved what I heard so much that I hit up the Grave Mistake store to pick up the Sectarian Violence package deal with the limited blue vinyl LP, and their first 7 inch.