|Genres:||Heavy Metal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||thrash metal crossover hardcore crossover thrash metal|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Following his work in legendary New York hardcore act S.O.D. , vocalist Billy Milano formed M.O.D. (aka Method Of Destruction) with Tim McMurtrie (guitar), Ken Ballone (bass) and Keith Davis (drums). The quality of the groove-based hardcore on U.S.A. For M.O.D. was overshadowed by controversy over apparently racist and near-fascist lyrics, although Milano later explained in an open letter to the press that his aim was to illustrate prejudice by writing from the bigots perspective in the first person, thus stirring up truly negative reactions to these attitudes in the process. Milano subsequently noted that many of the most contentious lyrics were written by Anthraxs Scott Ian for the S.O.D. The subsequent tour, while successful, proved unhealthy for M.O.D., with McMurtrie breaking his leg and continuing in a wheelchair, while Ballone broke his arm, and the line-up split after the tour. Milano was then joined by guitarist Louie Svitek, bass player John...