The group began outsourcing its creative work with 1986's very metal, love-it-or-hate-it Cause for Alarm. Following well-received work in the early '90s, the band has floated in the backwaters of zeitgeist. Rancid's Lars Frederiksen produced 1999's Riot, Riot Upstart, helping the working-class skins sound like the modern punks of NOFX. Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta produced the new Another Voice, placing the band at the top of a new and growing metalcore subgenre: Hatebreed Albums by Bands That Aren't Hatebreed. (Supporting act Full Blown Chaos also ranks high in this field.) But Agnostic Front practices hardcore as a lifestyle, and even when its music is questionable, its cred isn't.
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