BAD BRAINS

Hardcore Punk / Alternative Metal / Non-Metal • United States
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Bad Brains are a punk/hardcore/rock band that formed in 1977 in the Washington, D.C. area. Prior to that, they performed under the name Mind Power as a jazz fusion group.

The early Bad Brains sound mixed hardcore punk with hints of reggae. On later releases, beginning with 1986's I Against I, they began to incorporate some elements of heavy metal.

The band briefly performed under the name Soul Brains when their original lineup reunited in 1998, but have since released any new material under the familiar Bad Brains name.

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BAD BRAINS Bad Brains album cover 3.00 | 5 ratings
Bad Brains
Hardcore Punk 1982
BAD BRAINS Rock for Light album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Rock for Light
Hardcore Punk 1983
BAD BRAINS I Against I album cover 2.31 | 4 ratings
I Against I
Alternative Metal 1986
BAD BRAINS Quickness album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Quickness
Alternative Metal 1989
BAD BRAINS Rise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rise
Alternative Metal 1993
BAD BRAINS God of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
God of Love
Alternative Metal 1995
BAD BRAINS I & I Survived album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I & I Survived
Non-Metal 2002
BAD BRAINS Build a Nation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Build a Nation
Hardcore Punk 2007
BAD BRAINS Into the Future album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Into the Future
Hardcore Punk 2012

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BAD BRAINS I Against I

Album · 1986 · Alternative Metal
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The first Alternative Metal of all time comes from a band who started out doing Reggae infused Hardcore Punk. Shades of their past are present here, and this is still a very punky record. Nevertheless, making the jump to metal really improved their sound in my opinion, as this album is more melodic and much more focused than their previous Punk efforts. Whereas before they sometimes played Punk and sometimes played Reggae, here they do a much better job of fusing their punky Metal with a ton of other influences, and it mostly works.

The album is a genre in its infancy, and occasionally a bit rough around the edges, but it’s certainly never boring.

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