Earth Crisis was a straight edge vegan hardcore band from Syracuse, New York, USA that recorded and performed from 1991 until 2001.
Earth Crisis is known for supporting animal rights (and the Animal Liberation Front) and promoting a straight edge, vegan lifestyle.
Lyrics are replete with strong statements, many concerning animal abuse and political issues. The title song from their second 7", entitled Firestorm, with lyrics depicting a neighborhood submerged in drug addiction and criminality, became an anthem for followers of the straight edge ideology.
The first two 7", All Out War (1992) and Firestorm (1993), made the band popular in some hardcore punk and metalcore circles. The next two full-length records, Destroy the Machines (1995) and Gomorrah's Season Ends (1996), brought a more complex and developed form of metalcore. The band's growing popularity was noticed by Roadrunner Records; a new record deal pushed the band to record Breed the Killers (1998), featuring a guest...