It’s hard to talk about Spirit-filled hardcore without bringing up Strongarm. As one of the earliest purveyors of this now classic scene, Strongarm were also among the few to transcend both classification and scene boundaries. Alongside fellow South Florida hardcore outfit and friends Shai Hulud, Strongarm crafted a unique style of melodic hardcore still heard in bands today, all of whom readily acknowledge Strongarm as a major influence. Members would later continue to defy boundaries with their seminal work in Further Seems Forever too.
With their debut album, Atonement, Strongarm quickly garnered national and international attention. Since it’s release on CD and cassette (on Tooth & Nail Records) in 1995, this incredible album has only continued to grow in popularity, all the while making its mark on each new generation of hardcore fans. Now, for the first time ever on vinyl, Blood & Ink Records is pleased to release Atonement on LP, breathing yet another breathe into an album every hardcore fan should own.