After the dust had settled on the brief, turbulent era of Boston's A POOR EXCUSE, front man Mike pursued a career in the pro wrestling circuit, spilling his blood in the ring instead of at shows for a change. But the hardcore punk scene pulled him back and with the help of A Poor Excuse's original drummer Brian , they formed FOR THE WORSE, taking the no bullshit punk element of A.P.E. and combining it with an element of speedy hardcore with a touch of metal riffs courteousy of Dominic on guitar. They've gone through two member changes since the beginning but are playing more shows than ever. The current lineup features Gary on 2nd guitar and Joe on bass. "Blood, Guts, Going Nuts" has long since been a credo of the band and it's only fitting that their new album, their best yet, has that for a title.
For The Worse is vintage Boston Hardcore. Over and done with before you can pick your head up off the floor .
by BILLchaos January 01, 2008