7 SECONDS - Soulforce Revolution
Soulforce Revolution did not take me by surprise at all when it came out. Their previous effort, Ourselves, was a staple of my boom box and remains to this day one of my favorite 7 Seconds albums. And while that album softened the attack somewhat, there were still plenty squalling guitars and high-engery riffs. This album, on the other hand, is probably the closest that the band ever got to straight-up pop and if you are looking for the classic speedy hardcore riffs I would definitely advise you to check out elsewhere in the catalog. Its closest to Kevin Seconds' later solo work in spirit and lyrical approach, with a much larger dose of 80s dissillusioned neohippie attitude that was barely contained beneath the surface on earlier 7 Seconds albums. Both this album and the rare Praise EP alienated many a 7 Seconds fan who to this day cannot forgive.