When you think Philly hardcore, the first bands that probably come to mind are Paint It Black or Kid Dynamite… and rightfully so, those guys are fucking awesome. One Philly hardcore band that often gets overlooked though are thrashcore dudes R.A.M.B.O, and their first full length Wall Of Death The System is a 28 song blitz that lasts but a mere 34 minutes.
With song titles such as “Ian Mackaye Is My Savior, Not Jesus” and “Circle That ‘A’, Motherfucker”, R.A.M.B.O isn’t exactly the most subtle band in the world. Playing thrashy hardcore in the veins of DS-13 or Crucial Unit, R.A.M.B.O focused on anarchist, cyclist, and skate themes in their lyrics.
Known for their insane live shows, unfortunately they called it quits back in 2007. If you dig fast paced punk rock with a touch of humor, check out one of Philly’s finest.