"Locally famous hardcore punk band Sorry State came up next. For as long as I have heard of them, I had never seen them live in the past. I cannot wait to see these guys perform in a larger venue."
One Punk Army
"Sorry State is an amazing punk band from Southern California. They an amazing live set and have shared the stage with a ton of legendary bands. I was actually really impressed with the track they had out on Music to Make Your Ear Bleed Vol. 2. They also have a full length titled "No Hard Feelings" floating around on the internet..."
Punk Rock 77 thru Today
"...(this) cabal of sonic terrorists dish up twenty-seven tracks of no frills, pit-inducing hardcore here, keeping the songs tight, trimmed of excess fat, and appropriately aggressive as they gang-chorus through tunes about Gardena girls, life’s assorted pitfalls, and being loaded during the holidays. Coming on with the velocity of a locomotive, yet smart enough not to take themselves too fuggin’ seriously, these cats dish up a disc’s worth of stagediving hell-raising sure to work fans of hardcore into a froth. Tip my hat to the boys, this is some fine work."
"...and up next was Sorry State. And as I had been told by quite a few people these guys are intense. Fast, angry and in your face hardcore punk. These guys brought it all. If you haven't had a chance to see them live, make it your mission to do so. Sorry State is one of those bands that you have to see to believe"
"...did ST and Black Flag merge? Sorry State sounds like the bastard child of these two great bands. Insane vocals coupled with pissed off guitar work and the hardest hitting rhythm section I have heard in years. This band has succeeded in bringing back the pissed off old school punk/hardcore sound that has been overlooked for too long. Do yourself a favor and check these guys out."
— alte Schule
"MY HEAD WAS JUST RIPPED OFF. I FOUND IT IN THE CORNER, BARELY INTACT!"
— Dropped on Our Heads
"...Sorry State has captured the perfect blend of old school punk and hardcore. Taking lessons from the likes of D.R.I., Suicidal Tendencies and Black Flag, this is crossover as it was meant to sound like"
— Punk News
"Dude, are you serious? Sorry State is the real deal! One of the heaviest bands out there. Think Suicidal meets Sick Of It All and you get the idea. Devastating guitar riffs with solid bass lines and the singer is over the top. This is a band to watch out for. Do yourself a favor and catch these guys, you won't be sorry."
"Taking over where bands like D.R.I. and The Accused left off"
““...I crank it up to full volume... all of a sudden the opening track begins to rattle my fucking ears. I played the song three or four times before I would even continue to the next... SORRY STATE is one of my new favorite bands, the no rules punk/hardcore they play makes me wanna say Punk's Not Dead!”
— Genetically Stupid Fanzine
““all I have to say is this band kicks serious ass! Sorry State is one of those bands that just scream punk, even down to their lyrics... I can't help but reminisce on the days when I would go see bands like DI or Dr Know... I could relate to their outlook on life and their surroundings. (9/10 rating)””
— Destroy All Monthly
““one of the heaviest punk bands around since DOA and the Exploited. chunky riffs, heavy back lines, breakneck speed... some pretty hard core punk... [5 of 5 stars]”
— Chickenhead Fanzine