Limited clear with black smoke colored vinyl LP pressing. 40th Anniversary edition. How Could Hell Be Any Worse? is the debut studio album by Bad Religion, originally released in 1982. Released almost a year after their self-titled EP, it was financed by a $3,000 loan by guitarist Brett Gurewitz's father. It's success surprised the band when it sold 10,000 copies in under a year. How Could Hell Be Any Worse? was recorded over two time periods at Track Record Studios in North Hollywood, California, during October-November 1980 and again in January 1981.