Cro-Mags

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Cro-Mags are a hardcore punk turned crossover thrash band from New York City. The band, which had a strong cult following, has released five studio albums, their first two considered the most influential. With a Hare Krishna background, they were among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal and were associated with the birth of a tougher attitude within the hardcore scene in the late 1980s, related to the world of martial arts. John Joseph McGowan and Harley Flanagan are practitioners of boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu respectively. According to AllMusic, "before the Cro-Mags, the idea of combining heavy metal and hardcore together was unheard of. But with the release of their classic debut, The Age of Quarrel, hardcore-metal was born, and in its wake came a legion of similarly styled offspring (Biohazard, Vision of Disorder, etc.)."

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1986 The Age of Quarrel 4
1989 Best Wishes 1
1992 Alpha-Omega 2
1993 Near Death Experience 1
1994 Age of Quarrel/Best Wishes + live tracks 1
1994 Hard Times in an Age of Quarrel 1
1994 The Age of Quarrel / Best Wishes 1
2000 Before the Quarrel 1
2000 Revenge 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Twenty Years Of Quarrel And Greatest Hits Compilation 1

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