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Barricade

Barricade: Be Heard

Be Heard (2006)

Blackout!


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Beautiful, isn't it? Spinkicks and crowd punches as far as the eye can see. Just wait for the next breakdown -- that's when shit will really hit the fan. On the stage, just before the breakdown, hardcore's Aristotle begins to yell: How could you betray your brothers for the false causes of anoth...

Beautiful, isn't it?

Spinkicks and crowd punches as far as the eye can see. Just wait for the next breakdown -- that's when shit will really hit the fan. On the stage, just before the breakdown, hardcore's Aristotle begins to yell:

How could you betray your brothers for the false causes of another, we won't stand for this, your fucking betrayal / All those hollow words that you were speaking, you don't know shit about brotherhood / And I guess you never will, you never fucking will, this is what you get.
Well, I don't know about you, but I feel smarter already! Add to that the beatdown soundtrack provided by Barricade's diverse and layered structure of breakdowns and chugga-chugga chords, and you're left with Be Heard, a hardcore record whose very own title's implications are something this reviewer would love to prevent. One spin of this genre-bending masterpiece and you'll have fulfilled your brotherhood and vigilance quota for a good long time, all while being able to practice your mosh moves from the comfort of your parents' oriental rug.

There's not a whole lot to say here; if you absolutely need a fix of repetitive music and tough-guy posturing, you'll find no better.

Breakdown time!