On this short article I would like to explain just a few reasons why I still consider TERROR as one of the best current bands in hardcore music. They might be the most popular hardcore band since Hatebreed, but usually when the kids dig something so much, there is actually a good reason for it. So, here's my list why TERROR still rules...
- They stick to the basics. In other words, they don't have to 'progress' and ruin everything. So sir. Just good old hardcore with tons of mosh, the way it is supposed to be done.
- They are the everyday hardcore kid's favorite band. They don't sing about stuff you don't understand; they don't fuck around with pointless music patterns; they shoot to kill! And so, the kids get it.
- They infuse positive values through hardcore. Although they're not your typical 'posi' band by no means, their songs are all about empowerment, venting your frustration and feeling strong through hardcore. What else do you need?
- KOTF. Finally, someone brought back the Crew mentality that was missing from hardcore for so long. Keepers of the Faith, baby! We need more hardcore bands that defend hardcore music like that.
- Members' credibility. Their singer sang for Buried Alive. Their bassist sings for Down To Nothing. Their drummer was in Carry On. Their guiatrist is also in Donnybrook. These are all bands with some pretty timeless value in the hardcore scene.
- You can tell they're having the time of their lives. Have you ever been to a TERROR show? Then you know what I am talking about. I am sick and tired of bands and frontmen who can't be bothered to have fun on stage.
- They maintain the old school hardcore aesthetics. Excuse me, but hardcore is not about tight jeans and the right kind of sneakers. It's about wearing your athletic fucking gear and feeling ready to combust at the show!
- They are the perfect band to mosh to. No explanation needed, really.
These are just a few of the reasons why I still like this band after all those years. One thing I know is they've outlasted quite a few hardcore kids who are now into more 'mature' kind of music and the like. You know the deal. The Keepers of the Faith are still here!