During its brief (1988-1989) bright lifespan, New York City's Beyond made hardcore the way it's supposed to be made: loud, fast, aggressive, and bristling with youth angst spinning wildly out of control. Either you're too old to appreciate this, or you're not. Fans of the NYC youth crew scene -- including Judge, Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, and the Cro-Mags -- should already know and love Beyond.
Members of Beyond went on to be in Inside Out, Burn, Orange 9mm, Shelter, Bold, and Quicksand. Oh, and bassist Vic Dicara became a Hare Krishna.