Madball defined the New York hardcore scene. When that scene started to die and all of its disciples went the route of the surging emo scene, Madball stuck to it and single-handedly fueled a scene on the brink of collapse. For that, they've won a spot in the hearts of all the hardcore followers of today—and the respect of all of their peers.
Madball's was a unique brand of music—so wrapped with passion that it was contagious—one listen and you couldn't help but get hit with the power the band felt. Only the most special bands receive albums that are “best of” compilations, bands that music is indebted to. Madball is one of those bands, if for nothing else, because of their appreciation and passion for the music that they played.
Liner notes by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Roger Miret (Agnostic Front)
01. Set It Off 02. New York City 03. It's Time 04. Across Your Face 05. Down By Law 06. Smell The Bacon (What's With You?) 07. Friend Or Foe 08. Demonstrating My Style 09. Unity 10. Live Or Die 11. Pride (Times Are Changing) 12. Hardcore Still Lives! 13. Nuestra Familia 14. Ball Of Destruction 15. Look My Way 16. Moment Of Truth 17. Waste Of Time 18. Been There, Done That 19. Talkin' To Myself 20. Fools Die