• THE FAITH / VOID - Split LP
The Faith/Void Split LP is a split album by Washington D.C. hardcore groups Void and The Faith, released on Dischord Records in 1982. Void was one of the earliest examples of hardcore/metal crossover with their chaotic musical approach cited as particularly influential.
The Faith and Void were hardcore bands from Washington D.C., both with few releases (this is Void's only release throughout the band's existence), but a relatively large underground following among punk and hardcore punk fans. Both bands were connected to Dischord Records, the punk label run by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson of Minor Threat and were considered pioneers of DC Hardcore. Writing for the Guardian, Craig Finn of the Hold Steady referred to the split as “one of the most vital hardcore records ever released” and continued: “It's a reminder of hardcore at its finest: angry and dangerous without being cartoonish”. This sentiment is popular among fans, with other publications calling the split: one of the greatest hardcore records ever put to wax, or the Void side of the split: “probably the most influential on the punk-thrash scene of the 90's”. Kurt Cobain listed the album in his top fifty albums of all time.