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The Great Redneck Hope

The Great Redneck Hope: Behold The Fuck ThunderBehold The Fuck Thunder (2004)
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Sure The Great Redneck Hope are able to combine a barrage of brutal thrash beats, a fret board dexterity almost on par with The Dillinger Escape Plan, and pissed off growling vocals, but this is not what separates them from their contemporaries. On their new CD Behold The Fuck Thunder, it is their p.
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Sure The Great Redneck Hope are able to combine a barrage of brutal thrash beats, a fret board dexterity almost on par with The Dillinger Escape Plan, and pissed off growling vocals, but this is not what separates them from their contemporaries. On their new CD Behold The Fuck Thunder, it is their penchant for not taking themselves too seriously that make The Great Redneck Hope standout.

Instead of succumbing to the pitfalls of being a "serious" hardcore band, like tough guy anthems or breakdowns that need to be ten times heavier than the last, The Great Redneck Hope are able to display a sense of humor and a flair for incorporating musical elements that are uncharacteristic of their genre. From a press pack that describes the band as taking, "hardcore boy bands to whole new level of dreamy crooning," to song titles such as "Let's fall in love over AIM so we can fuck when we meet at Cornerstone" or "Did you ever notice that ??stat' is ??tats' backward? Dude, that's so tribal," it is clear that GRH like to joke around, while their funk guitar breaks, samples of school teachers announcing, "It's story time!" prior to a devastating thrash assault, and an interlude that consists solely of piano and cello show that they are willing to spice up the stale recipe of thrash song writing.

They may not be as good as Orchid or The Locust when it comes to challenging the thrash formula, but if you want a band who can pound out some brutal songs while still leaving room for experimentation then check this out.

 

 
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buttfart (December 12, 2008)

the only problem i have with this review is that they said that it's not as good as the locust when it comes to blah blah blah...
that pains me. the locust are really bad.

mathematicscore (April 20, 2005)

Putting the ridiculous in ridiculously heavy.

God I love this band. Nice dudes too. They just lost their singer to the man unfortuneately.

This is probably the only band I've encountered that can be jokey as hell without at all being a joke band.

Fuck yeah.

Anonymous (September 22, 2004)

my old band played with the great redneck hope this last summer. they made fun of our drummer's texas longhorns hat and shot fireworks in the street at midnight.

they were pretty kickass.

FortyMinutesWest (September 22, 2004)

"They say people elect the goverment they deserve, but I don't remember knife raping any retarded nuns" is probably the greatest song title ever.

CrankWillDestroy (September 22, 2004)

I agree with forty.
The last album was great and had better song titles like 'oh my god, oh my god I thought nailguns had a safety' and 'rhetorical question: what do christian kids talk about?'

but i'll still probably pick this one up. good band.

Cos (September 21, 2004)

the album title sounds like a Tenacious D track

FortyMinutesWest (September 21, 2004)

This band kills, but their last CD had better song titles.

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