Crumbsuckers - Turn Back Time: The Early Years 1983-1985 Digi-2-CD
Legendary Crossover Band fron New York that later turned into Pro-Pain.
Includes 1983 Demo "Crumbsucker Cave", 1985 Demo "Charge Of The Light Brigade", The November 1983 Tape, The April 1984 Tape, Live At CBGB March 1985, Live September 22nd 1985 and Live November 11th 1984.
In the second half of the '80s, the NYHC scene was in full swing thanks to bands such as Agnostic Front and Murphy’s Law.
In the same period, many hardcore bands began flirting with thrash metal, which was finally getting popular right in that period: the result was the “crossover thrash” movement, embodied by bands like Cro-Mags, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault or even “external” acts like D.R.I., Suicidal Tendencies and Corrosion of Conformity, which were not part of the New York scene.
A cool example of New York crossover can be represented by Crumbsuckers. During their career, they released two interesting albums, and for a couple of months they even featured former Carnivore guitarist Marc Piovanetti in their lineup; moreover, two important members of this band would later leave it to form the hardcore act Pro-Pain, which seems to be fairly popular nowadays. However, Crumbsuckers was a killer band and their first full-length “Life of Dreams” demonstrated it, leaving no question to be asked.
At this point of their career, the band’s style was clearly influenced by the likes of Cro-Mags and early D.R.I.: fast-as-fuck hardcore with some hints of speed/thrash.