RAISED FIST: Sound of the Republic: CD

Burning Heart put this out so I’m thinking maybe these guys are from some Scandinavian country. Heavy metal with screamed vocals. The drummer slaps the skins to the same beat every song. The vocals are sometimes screamed in a rap style, which always bugs the fuck out of me. Here’s my advice: If you are in a metal band, for God’s sake, at least appreciate the classics like Maiden or the filthy styles of Neurosis, Dead and Gone, Buzzoven, etc. The lyrics seem like they at least realize the world is fucked. That’s a plus, I just don’t like the music.

 –guest (Epitaph/Burning Heart)