Killing Time/Raw Deal was formed in 1988 when the band Breakdown split in two. Breakdown had released their famous 1987 demo a year earlier, pushing the sound of New York Hardcore away from its punk roots to a heavier, more mosh driven assault.
Some would say that Breakdown was the first of the "tough guy" Hardcore bands that would dominate the scene for the next decade. Their demo became a blueprint for young hardcore bands just starting out, showing how to keep it simple, heavy, and in your face. Breakdown''s influence is still heard today in many up and coming young hardcore bands.
This is the third and final issue of the Hall Of Fame Series, which is a triology of one of the best recordings in the NYHC history. 200 copies came as limited single boxset.