Bad Religion is one of those bands that even people who don’t listen to or know the slightest thing about punk rock knows about. While these Los Angeles guys have exploded over the year, even going on to make some US charts for best selling albums, nothing compares with their first full length How Could Hell Be Any Worse.
Recorded and released back in 1982 on a budget of $1000 (which the band borrowed $1000 from the guitarist’s father) How Could Hell Be Any Worse was the first full length for both the band and their respective label Epitaph. The music was fast, chaotic, and a staple in 1980s hardcore.
How Could Hell Be Any Worse features fan favorites “We’re Only Gonna Die” and “Fuck Armageddon This Is Hell”, but really, all of the songs on this album are essential. A must have for any fans of 80s punk rock such as The Circle Jerks and Bad Brains.