Broken Bones may very well be the most influential band to punk and hardcore that you've never heard before. They don't get the recognition of any of the punk and hardcore heavyweights of the 1980s, but they damn sure deserve it. Everything about F.O.A.D. displays a band flying by the seat of their pants and creating some of the most raucous punk rock the world had ever heard. Broken Bones were one of the first bands to start crossing over the worlds of metal, hardcore, and punk, as their extremely aggressive sound required something that wasn't done being a lot at the time. It's quite clear from these recordings that this was one four-piece that was not at all content with the status quo. Where the band excelled most, though, was mixing that rough-and-tumble punk attitude with some extremely impressive metal riffing. Mixing those two elements wasn't something that was at all prevalent during the time, but the band attacked these songs as if they'd been doing it for 20 years running. The distorted riffs of songs like "Kick Down the Doors" often had to make way for the solos that would often inject some new life into the already energetic sound. Broken Bones had what it took to get that done in every facet of their songwriting, and this record is their testament. This re-release also features 9 live tracks that give a great window into how the band performed live. As you might have guessed, they don't lose a step, if anything, actually kicking the energy up a few more notches to really make a statement.