From Nick Pell at Red Star Times:
Since it dovetails nicely with the book I am working on and I like writing about it, I have decided to start a new regular feature [at the Red Star Times] called “Unsung Heroes of Hardcore.” It’s similar to Soundtrack of My Life, but will focus specifically on relative unknowns of hardcore. I say relative unknowns because if you’re into hardcore you’ve probably heard of a lot of this stuff. I’m trying to keep it on the obscure end of things. Today’s Unsung Heroes of Hardcore are a lesser known band from the late-80s NYHC scene called Life’s Blood.
Life’s Blood were basically Born Against before Born Against were Born Against. Two members of Life’s Blood went to on to form the far more famous band that stood as a sort of anti-NYHC band. However, Life’s Blood aren’t far removed from Born Against. Many of the core elements of Born Against — politics, “negativity,” raw production — can be found in Life’s Blood. The band certainly pissed off as many people as their later incarnation did.