Start Today is definitely a creature of history. Zap back to late-'80s New York. Violent meatheads and rampant drug abuse had overrun the city's punk scene. Emerging from the chaos were "youth crew" bands like Youth of Today and Gorilla Biscuits. Start Today embodies that aesthetic: hyper-charged, straight-edge hardcore bursting with optimistic anthems and titanic breakdowns. Although thrash had yet to permeate the scene, the title track boasts some serious power-metal riffage. "So let's start today ..."