In My Eyes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Founded by Boston, Massachusetts, USA punk legend ‘Sweet’ Pete Mahler, In My Eyes brought together members of local bands, Ten Yard Fight and Fastbreak. Influenced by 7 Seconds, Minor Threat and Youth Of Today, it was In My Eyes’ intention of forming an 80s-style straight edge hardcore band as an antithesis to the growing trend for metallic hardcore. Mahler along with Neal St. Clair (guitar), Anthony Pappalardo (guitar), Damian Genuardi (bass), and Luke Garro (drums) set about recording a demo to capture their polished interpretation of traditional hardcore. On completion of the demo, In My Eyes then did all they could to distribute it as far and wide as possible, including a self-financed tour of the west coast. Their perseverance finally paid off when the tape brought them to the attention of several independent labels, including Revelation Records. The Difference Between was a typically strident affair, with the band’s take on 80s hardcore,...

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