RAW POWER: Trust Me: CD

It’s been nigh on 15 years since I last heard anything from this Italian institution and, judging from this release, things haven’t changed much. The formula is still metallic guitars married to over-the-top, punishing hardcore. The only noticable difference I’m able to detect is that Mauro’s voice has gotten a little raspier over the years. If you like your hardcore pretty mean, you can’t go wrong with Raw Power. A word of caution, though. Don’t expect eloquent lyrics, because it is sometimes painfully obvious that, although they are able to get their basic point across, their native language is not English.

 –jimmy (Hello)