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The Horror

The Horror: The Fear, The Terror, The HorrorThe Fear, The Terror, The Horror (2006)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Another one!

By ‚??one,' I mean ‚??album' by a stellar British hardcore band. Break It Up, Walk the Plank, and now the Horror. Though the only thing those three bands share is their choice of genre and country of residence, rather than sound, all three absolutely rip. The Fear, The Terror, The Horror is an absolute blast of fury and unrelenting intensity that will not take up more than twenty minutes of your time.

In those twenty minutes, however, eighteen songs will fly by at such a pace that your head may spin clear off your shoulders, and still leave you begging for more. This torrent of speed and power is anchored (lolski!) by the impassioned vocalist known mysteriously only as Andy. Maybe it's for the better, that all we know of the man besides his first name is that his chord-shredding screams invigorate every song on the album, no matter the pace or the rhythm.

He's the one constant on an album that fluctuates both song lengths and speeds. The slower, more rock‚??n'roll tracks like "Still Hate Thatcher" give Andy just as much a chance to whip things into a frenzy as the chaotic "Reagan's Out." The latter, a politically charged salvo, is just as intense lyrically as the unbelievably quick riffing that dominates the duration. "Reagan's out, he's gone for good, fucking destroyed working neighborhoods / I don't care that he died, fucking arms dealer, always lied / Perpetuated a war they always win, where people starve and books burn / Reagan made it his mission to fight, to subjugate you with all his might." The band makes no qualms about their political stances, and they just seem that much more convicted due to the manic way in which the vocals come across.

Nothing here but 20 minutes of rip roaring hardcore domination. Every riff, every drum fill, every word screamed drips honest passion and a driving spirit that just won't quit.

 

 
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Anonymous (September 20, 2006)

Not when this band sounds like Voorhees with a new vocalist

Scruffy (September 16, 2006)

"you forgot to mention that this band is ex-Voorhees"

Someone spends their review talking about the member's older bands or other albums, and they get slammed for not reviewing the album at hand.
Someone spends their review actually reviewing the album, and they get blasted for not mentioning the members' older bands.
Also, Anchors is a staff reviewer, which means he will commonly review albums he doesn't know everything about.
I'm guessing the reason he didn't mention Vorhees is one of the above listed. So, it's either the press release's fault, or a conscious choice, but, in the end, why does it matter?
None More Black should be judged on how good they are, not any ties to Kid Dynamite, Kill Your Idols, Lifetime, etc. Same goes for this band.

Anonymous (September 13, 2006)

Whoa dude! Like, Anchors totally discovered British HC!

Good job forgetting to mention that this band is mostly guys from the Voorhees, a band that had been around since the late 80's- playing old school thrash at a time when everyone was either going grindy (Heresy), metal (ala Earth Crisis) or youth crew (Youth of Today).

Seriously, all of these guys have had more impact and influence on the hardcore scene than probably about ten Kid Dynamites.

-WilliamMarinovic

Cos (September 13, 2006)

The review makes it sound like this is akin to mid-to-late- 80s hardcore. If so, why the fucking crap name and worse album title? I clicked on this review expecting to laugh at some more As I Lay Dying-type screamo shite.

--Cos

Anonymous (September 13, 2006)

not into the dude's voice

Anonymous (September 12, 2006)

you forgot to mention that this band is ex-Voorhees

ElVaquero (September 12, 2006)

Those lyrics actually made me curious to check this out. Neat!

Anonymous (September 12, 2006)

The Horror rule and Chainsaw Safety Records keeps putting out awesome stuff... Sick of Talk, Deathcycle, Celebrity Murders... all so good!

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