James Balog | 07/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Revelation was turning out some great bands in the late 80's, and Judge is no exception. Basically a reactionary band, Judge came out of some hostility that was brewing about the straight edge scene, Mike was frustrated by seeing some of his friends and their bands put down. Judge was essentially a musical middle finger to those critics and it shows, the songs are intense and sincere. Judge, along with some others set the foundation for one of the several paths hardcore would follow in the 90's and even now. Judge was heavier than a lot of the other bands kicking around at that time, and were every bit as angry as Gorilla Biscuits were posi. While they weren't crossover like say D.R.I. or even Integrity, there was a definite metallic edge to their sound. Even years after its release, this records packs a definite punch. This is definitely worth picking up, but if you're not a completionist, I'd recommend buying What It Meant instead. It has this, The Storm EP, the infamous Chung King Can Suck It release, and a couple of other things."