THE FIRST STEP
OPEN HEARTS AND CLEAR MINDS
Straight edge hardcore crews seem to come and go (maybe because the kids all turn 21 eventually), but the genre still proliferates within the hardcore community. North Carolina quartet The First Step follow the blueprint laid down quite well on its 10-track, over 30 minute XXX attack, with the exuberance of mouths unscathed by fast food, cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. With positive vibes abound and teeming soapbox lyrical commentaries in front of lightning fast hardcore punk, The First Step have taken the proper strides to educate and inform while rocking out.