"The mid to late '90s in NJ was some serious glory days for some, and a source of constant frustration for other hardcore fans. The thug mentality, Kickboxing, and metal were all creeping into hardcore more and more at that time. Many people ran away from this style and others welcomed it at the door. I was one of the ones who embraced it with open arms. I related to the harshness and attitude that many of these bands and songs were emanating at the time.