Album of the Day
State of the World Address
Biohazard's third studio album, STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS, helped lift the Brooklyn band from underground favorites to mainstream commercial contenders. Helmed by Ramones producer Ed Stasium, the 1994 collection was the group's first for Warner Bros. Records, and their first to make the Billboard chart - though the quartet's mix of hardcore, metal and hip-hop remained as ferocious as ever. As you'd guess from the title, the music is also politically aware, and originals like the title track, “Down For Life” and “How It Is” (featuring Cypress Hill's Sen Dog) are blistering dispatches from the urban jungle. The final Biohazard album before the departure of founding guitarist Bobby Hambel, STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS was released 25 years ago today, and has lost none of its power.