How Could Hell Be Any Worse? is the first full-length album released by influential punk band Bad Religion, which was released on January 19, 1982. Released almost a year after their self-titled EP, it was financed by a $1,000 loan by guitarist Brett Gurewitz's father. Its success surprised the band when it sold 10,000 copies in under a year. The sound of the record was vastly improved from their self-titled EP.