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Age of Quarrel / Best Wishes
Cro-Mags
Age of Quarrel / Best Wishes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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This twofer compendium--which contains all the songs from the Cro-Mags' first two albums--can serve as an ideal introduction to this tough-as-nails Gotham band, which swerved from brute-force hardcore to slightly more soph...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cro-Mags
Title: Age of Quarrel / Best Wishes
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Another Planet/Profile Records
Release Date: 8/23/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative, Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 792817600329, 792817600343

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This twofer compendium--which contains all the songs from the Cro-Mags' first two albums--can serve as an ideal introduction to this tough-as-nails Gotham band, which swerved from brute-force hardcore to slightly more sophisticated thrash between the recordings. The Age of Quarrel material, sung by John Joseph, is pure street-thug hardcore--"Show You No Mercy," "Do unto Others"--that's heavy on both declarations of scene unity and threats against those who aren't part of the scene. Most tracks clock in under two minutes. The band stretches out on the Best Wishes songs, which see bassist Harley Flanagan taking over on vocals. More metallic in tone, à la Anthrax, the "new, improved" Cro-Mags prove themselves capable of kicking out the jams guitarwise and even provoking some thought through Flanagan's Krishna-conscious lyrics. --David Sprague

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Is this version a ''bootleg''? THE AGE IS A CLASICK!!!!PERFE
INFESTER | Not Germany circa 1930's! | 09/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok..''THE AGE OF QUARREL'' is one the most PISSED OFF ALBUMS EVER MADE!!! and is one of the most OVER LOOKED ''cross over'' albums..EVER!!!

The singer(Eric..right?) was one of the best vocalists I think I have ever heard!!! listen to the song ''LIFE ON MY OWN'' he sounds like he killed him self after that one verse ''You come INTOOOO this world..'' its AMAZING!!! that song is also like one of the best ever wirtten!!!HAILS!!!!!

This stars off with ''WE GOTTA KNOW'' which is a perfect starter GREAT epic intro and feel!! this is also the first thing I ever heard from the guys..saw the video of it on LOUD music.. many years ago!!

All of the songs are great..some better than others..but I think we all have our faves!!

And of course this was made in 1986!!!!!!!1986!!!!!!! you cant get more pissed off than that!!! THIS IS TIMELESS THOUGH!!!!! but the 80's did RULE!!!!!!!
MASSIVE STUFF!!!!!!!!

This can be downloaded for FREE!!! on their OFFICAL web site!! go to www.cromags.com!!!

ALL HAIL AND BOW BEFORE THE AGE!!!!!!!!!!

''WE GOTTA KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!''"
Best band of the punk/metal genre
Nicholas J. Santine | St. Paul Mn | 08/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think that "Age of Quarrel" is the best hardcore, if not one of the best "Metal" albums ever made. Listen to the lyrics. It's the most truth I've ever heard out of any bands lyrics ever. I think these kids today should throw away their Korn and Limp Bizquik cds and check out a band such as the Cro-Mags. They might learn something about music."
Krishna Skinheads Make Short Hair and Metal OK
Waxhaw Outdoorsman | Waxhaw, NC United States | 01/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1986 was the year that hardcore got heavy thanks to the Cro-Mags. The two-guitar thrash assault of Parris Mayhew and Doug Holland(ex-Kraut axeman) combined with the growl and scowl vocals of John Joseph defined the sound of this band. The low-end theory provided by Mackie's drums and Harley Flannigan's base rounded out a sound that kept the gritty energy of hardcore, but polished up with some better song structure and production values. Their message was one of self-reliance and street-toughness peppered with a new interpretation of Krishna religion that stood out in a time when punk rock and hardcore were preaching Peace through Anarchy and other quasi-hippie philosophy. Age of Quarrel, is in my eyes, hardcore's finest hour. This record got you fired up and ready to take on the world and made no apologies of its philosophies."