Friday, June 27, 2008

Left Hand Path - The Wreckage


At the time of their existence, Left Hand Path played an important role in Chicago Hardcore. Falling somewhere in between more metallic bands like The Killer and the more stripped down punk/hc bands like The Repos and Punch in the Face, they blended hard late 80's/early 90's NYHC with 80's thrash before that style fell back into favor. Like many of the bands I've grown to love or continued to love over the years, there was a distinct progression in Left Hand Path's evolution from being a straight-forward hardcore band, into something much more representative of who they are as people. The Wreckage is the culmination of their unique personalities and musical interests - everything from Dan's straight-forward lyrics that are occasionally grammatically incorrect (i.e. "a little bit older, a little more colder") to the fast Slayer inspired riffs and the bits and pieces of New York groove.

Unfortunately, they broke up before their time, but I'd rather see a band go out on top than soldier on releasing their own version of How We Rock well after the horse has been beaten to death.

Left Hand Path - The Wreckage

Buy the 7"

9 comments:

james said...

LHP were, like the bands you referenced in your write-up, all killer / no filler. i guess i wasn't "involved" or even in touch enough to let them know at the time, but i really enjoyed this stuff. thanks for reminding me.

DG3 said...

re up the link plz!

Stephen said...

reupped!

DG3 said...

I cannot thank you enough ,ive been tryin to find this album for so long now. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

did they put out anything else aside from this 7"?

Stephen said...

They also released a demo and a split demo with their other band Undo Tomorrow. I'll up them one day.

amy t said...

PLEASE UPLOAD THE DEMO INEEEEEEEEDIIIIITTTTT

Stephen said...

LHP - Demo '04

http://www.mediafire.com/?2gxhjozwm1t

LHP - Split Demo w/ Undo Tomorrow

http://www.mediafire.com/?ynkx2tzmdoz

DG3 said...

Fuck yesss!