Though not as original or advanced as later Blood Brothers' material, Rumors Laid Waste is a good hardcore album. Very energetic, it is fun to see where the band came from. There are hints of the experimentation that would break through on later albums, but overall this is pure hardcore punk. Though fun, the album is short and songs are all very similar to eachother. A must-have for any Blood Brothers fan, but other then that, I wouldn't reccomend this.