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This is a classic record from before the days of "Emo" as a genre term. Still Life, from outside Los Angeles, played an urgent style of Post-Punk/Post-Hardcore that helped to define the loud/soft dynamic so many bands had culled from in later years. Released on Ebullition Records in 1993, this double LP is a testament to the power of forward thinking Punk Rockers not being content with just short, fast and loud. Songs that often surpassed the three minute mark, filled with epic washes of beauty and serenity juxtaposed against frenzied hardcore blasts and painful, naked honesty in the lyrics. I could compare them to contemporaries such as: Moss Icon, Policy Of 3 and Navio Forge. As far as their influence on modern music, some more recent bands that have built from this template might be: Sinaloa, Stop It!, Yage and On The Might Of Princes. This is, without a doubt, one of my TOP FIVE favorite albums of all time!!