BEHIND ENEMY LINES: One Nation under the Iron Fist of God: CD

Musically, this sounds like a metal band that has one Conflict record too many in their collection, with mid-paced hardcore tempos; sludgy, down-tuned guitars; and topical, political, verbose lyrics. The thick-ass lyrics booklet seems a bit overkill, but is nice to look at, and the John Yates-influenced photo/text art included in it is sometimes pretty funny in an “outraged, sarcastic, politically astute dude” kinda way. Ultimately, this ain’t really something that’ll leave a lasting impression, but the effort put in on all fronts is honestly appreciated.

 –jimmy (Profane Existence)