Life's Halt formed in the barrios of Los Angeles in 1997. In 1997 they released a demo which became an instant classic. A year later they released the "We Sold Our Souls For Hardcore" 7" on Youngblood Records. The band toured the states a few times and went on to release splits with No Reply and What Happens Next?. Known for their fast thrashy hardcore and insane live sets the band quickly began getting a lot of hype and then just as quickly disbanded.