The Best New York Hardcore and Metal Albums of All Time

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20. Biohazard
Urban Discipline (1992)
Biohazard were one of the first metal acts to gain a crossover audience with hip-hop fans. While still heavily grounded in hardcore and groove-metal, the group's second album saw them integrate rap influences to great success. Biohazard's versatility saw them being a credible opening act for both traditional metal acts such as Slayer and hip-hop acts such as House of Pain. The main single from this album, "Punishment," may be one of the most appropriately titled tracks in the history of metal.

New York has a very rich history of strong contributions to heavy music. While the NYHC pioneers get worshipped (and justly so), New York often gets overlooked in discussions of other influential heavy music scenes. Our below choices for the Top 20 New York Hardcore and Metal Albums of All-Time will hopefully get those discussions going again, with New York getting the proper respect it deserves this time.

See also: The Oral History of NYC's Metal/Hardcore Crossover
The Top 20 New York Hardcore and Metal Albums of All Time

Published on July 15, 2013

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