Youth crew hardcore was dead in the 1990s, killed by bands such as Blood for Blood and Hatebreed touting the metalcore flag. While I hate the idea of crews (frats for hardcore kids), the music is as pure as hardcore gets.
Little did Ten Yard Fight know what they were about to help resurrect: a bunch of Boston kids playing tongue in cheek hardcore in the veins of Gorilla Biscuits and Youth of Today, but with more melodies.
Besides being named after a kickass Nintendo game: Ten Yard Fight brought back the energy and fast paced hardcore for a whole new generation, helping shape the sound that bands such as Bane and Give Up the Ghost embrace (actually, Wes, the lead singer of GUTG was a roadie for Ten Yard Fight). Definitely worth checking out for any fan of hardcore.