Sorry for the delay on this one, but it had to be an epic post.
Detroit's finest legends, a lot of wild tales have been told about this band, and in a way that some times stands more than the music itself, let's bring back the music to the spotlight on Cold As Life.
"Cold As Life was a hardcore punk band based out of Detroit, Michigan,
existing from 1988 to 2001. Lyrical themes consisted of brutal
depictions of the horrors of growing up and living in a city plagued
with corruption, murder, drugs, depression and poverty, along with the
tragedy of losing friends, family and band-mates to murder and drug
abuse. Their shows were frequently violent, involving vicious fights
that often included stabbings and beatings with various weapons. Stories
of these shows would spread throughout the Midwest punk and hardcore
communities, contributing to the band's notoriety. Cold As Life drew
musical influence from such bands as Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Discharge, 4 Skins, Cro-mags, Black Sabbath and Slayer.
In early 2007 a reunion tour was organized by former members but
featured Enzo (of fellow Detroit band Dogz of War) on vocals instead of
co-founder and longest standing member Jeff Gunnells."
Info on the bands demos gets a little confusing, their 1988-1993 compilation has the tracks mixed up between demos so i really don't know which is what.
I can't find a year info on the first demo posted but since it's postumos to Rawn Beauty's death, i suspect that it's the 1995 demo. If that's true then the labeled Demo 1995 must be wrong labeled since it's still sound like Rawn Beauty on vocals (and he died in 1993).
The only one that i think is correct is the 1997 Demo, since it sounds like Jeff Gunnells on vocals already.
Either way, i couldn't confirm any of this i left it as it was. If anyone can confirm any info about the posted demos or has any other missing from the post, please contact me.
"Negative Standards is d-beat/hardcore with noisy elements and samples. sixteen minutes of rage. comes with a button and sticker in a hand-numbered and stenciled envelope. members of acts of sedition and kentucky fried doom."
"Dark Times is a punk band from Oslo, Norway. They started out as an
all-girl trio in 2010. Today they consist of AK (guitar/vocals),
Sebastian (bass) and Rikke (drums). The demo-tape was released on
Ormeyngel Records and Sacred Tapes in January 2011. The songs are about
alienation, resentment of posers and general pain. Their first 7-inch
will be released in the fall of 2011 on Sheep Chase Records."