Back in the ’80s, hardcore, punk, and thrash had to take a backseat to heavy metal and glam rock, even though it was way more badass.
Just ask thrash veterans D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles.) This month marks 25 years since they recorded “Four of a Kind,” probably tied with Suicidal Tendencies’ self-titled joint from 1983. “Four Of A Kind” was the thrash album that crossed over into metal, but because they didn’t hairspray their hair or wear tight black leather, they didn’t get the attention that a lot of metal bands got in the ’80s.
The attention they did get was from hardcore fans, who may have already known how to mosh but still learned to mosh harder because of D.R.I. So in honor of their badass album’s anniversary, clear out your living room furniture, invite some of your friends over, blast it loud, and mosh it out!