From page 98 of Classic Rock Magazine April 2004
Two From The Vault: ‘Urban Discipline’/‘No Holds Barred’
While New York hardcore veterans Biohazard’s integrity could never be doubted, the quality of their material by the time they recorded last year’s ‘Kill Or Be Killed’ had become rather stale.
Back in 1992, however, they were the biggest, baddest bruisers on the block, and ‘Urban Discipline’ is as effective an album as ever came out of the NYHC scene. Bursting with social statement and tales of political unrest, songs like the racism-tackling ‘Black And White And Red All Over’ and the title track are backed up by brutal riffing.
‘No Holds Barred’ is a live album that was first released in 1997, and it’s a bit of a hit-and-miss affair. The songs from ‘Urban Discipline’ and its follow up, the equally brilliant ‘State Of The World Address’ are as relevant now as they ever were, with ‘Tales From The Hardside’ still caustic and angry. But there are some dogs on here from the later albums that do nothing but mar Biohazard’s fine legacy. Still, this double package is a fine introduction for newcomers to the band.
★★★ ★★ Brett Callwood