"I'm All In" (Self-produced; 1999)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

23 Link Chain's "I'm All In" is raw, rough, sloppy hardcore/punk in the vein of Pro-Pain and our friends Shango. It's just as rough-edged as can be, fusing the hardcore, punk and metal genres with murky production that, while admittedly adding more of a street edge, gives the overall recording a sludgy feel that drags it all down a notch.

Still, overall, "I'm All In" is a fun recording, especially if you're into punk or hardcore. There's lots of screaming, yelling and controlled chaos here, not to mention a little rap thrown in for good measure.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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