I was playing guitar for a while, Kennedy had been playing guitar for a while. I was coming out of Boy Scouts and my little brother was in Boy Scouts at the time, and my little brother and this kid John were both in Boy Scouts together. He basically played out of his basement, he was a few years older than us, and for a while, it was just Mike DeFury playing drums, me and Mike on guitar, this guy John on bass, who eventually put down the bass and just did vocals. So it was that guy John on vocals? Yeah, John on vocals. So we played as this metal 3-piece, still doing metal covers but trying to write original music.
Vision of Disorder released a series of demos and contributed to several compilations before releasing the Still EP in on Striving for Togetherness Records. The band appeared in the N. Vision of Disorder gained attention for incorporating different styles into its hardcore framework. The band was later praised for its impact upon the popularization of hardcore music: the debut album was "metallic hardcore that no one had heard, released for a mass audience on a big label. It had its merits; powerful, screamed vocals often layered over depressing clean vocals combined with fresh 'un-hardcore' guitar sections and unfamiliar drum patterns. For anyone into hardcore at the time, this was the album to have.