Sick of it All - Blood, Sweat, and No Tears (Cover Artwork)

Sick of it All

Sick of it All: Blood, Sweat, and No TearsBlood, Sweat, and No Tears (1989)
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Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: paulsilencePaul Silence
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I consider myself to be a huge fan of Sick of it All, so when I was given the opportunity to buy a CD for Valentine's Day by my significant other, I opted for this one. (Hey, it says "blood" in the title, and blood flows throught the heart, right? It's a perfect Valentine's Day gift!). .
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I consider myself to be a huge fan of Sick of it All, so when I was given the opportunity to buy a CD for Valentine's Day by my significant other, I opted for this one. (Hey, it says "blood" in the title, and blood flows throught the heart, right? It's a perfect Valentine's Day gift!).

I was immediately blown away (no that's not a reference to their latest album "Yours Truly.") by their thick metal sound here. This is Sick of it All at their most gritty. They weren't the best musicians back then, their intensity was much more combustible, something that isn't so apparent nowadays.

Without going through a laundry list of songs, let me just say that the classic Alleyway Crew and NYHC sound shines through on each track. My favorites include Bullshit Justice and Injustice System.

Pick it up if you can find it, odds are you won't be disappointed. How could you go wrong with an album that has a song entitled, "Clobberin' Time/Pay the Price"?


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madapril (May 8, 2013)

Landmark hardcore record here and yet you made your review about you and your Valentines Day. People who come to this page wanting to read about Sick of it All probably don't want to read about you. Just a hunch.

FaithIsForFools (May 8, 2010)

Such a shitty review of a great fucking album.

PublicHousing (May 6, 2009)

Possibly the greatest Hardcore album of all time. Great from start to finish. Every song is great. A great start to a great list of great albums.

feeeding5000 (November 7, 2005)

"no tears, from my eyes. blood, sweat, 'til i die." I'm sorry, that's almost as bad as "sex an violence(repeat 100 times)" in the macho dept. That being said, this album kicks ass.

joeg (November 30, 2003)

horrible review, unbelievable hardcore record by new york's finest.

Anonymous (March 10, 2002)

I'll add to the rewiew, every song on this album is a SOIA classic, my personal favourite would have to be friend like you i put it in my top ten song list. THe recording quality on this album bites though. i can definately tell when i put it in my cd player and have it on shuffle it goes from yours truly to blood seat no tears and the frequency drops a few notches. not to bother though just an excuse to crank it louder and louder.
15/10 great fucking album

evildeadalive (March 8, 2002)

I liked Yours Truly...

wyzo (March 8, 2002)

to the guy below who says SOIA sing about 'serious' things not ex-girlfriends(this somehow bashing emo), hardcore is full of the same amount of bad lyrical cliches. Maybe hardcore bands dont have as many ex girlfriends to sing about but friends who stabbed them in the back, or situations that demanded strength, integrity, etc. yes they do. Every genre has its tired conventions.

Besides, 'sanctuary' was pretty lovey
dovey....that was a joke.

anyway, I have a giant SOIA dragon tattoo on my right chest so it would be silly of me to bash them. still think 'call to arms' was there best. hated 'yours truly'.


Anonymous (March 7, 2002)

Nice to get to hear about an alblum thats not emo. I love SIck of It all and since all you emo fucks think emotional means crying about an ex girlfriend hardcore's got real emotion about serious matters not just some whiny guy's ex girlfriend. This is an awesome alblum great just like all sick of it alls work.
jake Blues

Anonymous (March 7, 2002)

The fact that you said they're horrible live, gets me to the point; Have you ever even seen them live? Cause I know I've been seeing them since Just Look Around, and their one of the best bands I've ever have seen.

Anonymous (March 7, 2002)

sick of it all suck and they are horrible live

paulsilence (March 1, 2002)

By the way, fuck emo. If my girlfriend dumped me, I would just get another because I've got it like that. Booya!

paulsilence (March 1, 2002)

Yeah, it was a half-assed review, I admit. lol Truth was, I wanted to do one, but I was pressed for time so I half-assed it. Sorry if I made anyone feel cheated.

IagainstI (March 1, 2002)

This and Scratch the Surface is their best stuff

Anonymous (March 1, 2002)


punky (March 1, 2002)

Great album, but please people if you want to review something, don't just put the whole album into 4 lines.
Macho? SOIA are the good guys, not macho idiots like Skarhead and lame ass DMS crew.

Anonymous (February 28, 2002)

I don't think there was even a thing called "emo" when this was released. Sick of it All are great. Macho bullshit? The guys in the band were scrawny fucks when this was made. Not to mention they are some of the nicest, funniest guys in punk/hardcore. Sorry, but not every band has to sing love songs. Not every band has a mass amount of ex-girlfriends they can write songs about. If SOIA was big macho tough guys, I don't think they'd support the Bouncing Souls, H2o, or Ignite, etc.

Anonymous (February 28, 2002)

What an amazing tough guy title! These guys are brilliant! Nuts to all you emo pussies and you're tears. God forbid you show emotion, homos!Now to be more serious, nuts to Sick of it All and their macho bullshit.

Anonymous (February 28, 2002)

The vocals aren't perfect, but regardless, this may be the best SOIA record. And what exactly is bro-core?

Anonymous (February 28, 2002)

Great album, awful review, and Sick of it All are not Bro-core. Seems like there's a new label to slap on bands every day.

Duk (February 28, 2002)

That WAS kinda a half assed review...this deserves much more.

sickboi (February 28, 2002)

Tell the kids a little more in these reviews...

Anonymous (February 28, 2002)




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