When this album came out in '89, hard core was in a huge upswing. AF had just come out with "Live at CBGB" and every heavy metal band in the world, from Metallica to Slayer, where huge fans of NY hard core. The Koller boys exploded onto the NYC scene and have since taken it over. Their songs explode with intensity and their lyrics hit home with thousands of hardcore fans who have no other outlet in their lives.
Just listen to what they're saying in their songs. "Disillusioned" talks about how society wants you to live your life with blinders on your eyes, and with an open mind at the same time. "Alone" is my anthem, "All I want to be is left alone!" Every song on this album has a point and a message.
SOIA have carried through on the promise they made to all their hardcore fans on this first album. They have kept it real.