No Spiritual Surrender (EP, Explicit)
by Inside Out
Released: Jan 1990
Label: Revelation Records
Obviously, the mainstream success of Rage Against The Machine afforded Inside Out a level of exposure it wouldn't otherwise have received. Featuring a young Zack de la Rocha, the short-lived group (just three years) released this EP on Revelation in 1990. Though they hailed from the O.C., their brand of hardcore (muscular, littered with breakdowns and metal-tinged) had more in common with New Yorkers Youth Of Today and Gorilla Biscuits than it did anything going on in California at the time. The highlight is the title track, offering as it does a glimpse into de la Rocha's raging future.