Living legends are revered for good reason. They are proof of an ideal. They are roots from which future generations grow. When New York City leading lights Sick of it All formed in 1986, they had no idea they'd be here today, continuing to release spirited, revolution-sparking hardcore. They're never a band to shy away from what they believe in or have trouble speaking their minds. Not in the '80s, not in the '90s, and certainly not now in 2014.
Sick of It All has fed fervently off of the five U.S. presidents they’ve had to endure, the countless wars waged, endless political, social, and environmental controversies, and continued efforts by power-hungry despots to restrict humanity's basic rights. The New York stalwarts show no signs of slowing down, getting soft, or toning down their stand-proud mentality on Last Act of Defiance. Marked by 14 anthems of heartfelt, no-holds-barred hardcore, the group's 1Oth full-length is an album only Sick of It All could make.