The Opposite Of December / Tear From The Red
Label: Rise Records
The seminal hardcore band's first two albums in one easy spot. With The Opposite of December, Poison the Well had a hand in the formation of metalcore, with traditional hardcore vocals couched in bicep-flexing groove metal. The mosh-happy fun starts with "Slice Paper Wrists." As for Tear From the Red, the band veers from the subgenre they practically invented to more melodic but expansive songs, meriting the experimental hardcore label they were most often associated with.