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Inner Rage of Emotion
S/T
Type: CD
Company: Independent
Release: 2003
Genre: Heavy/Extreme
Reviewer: Frank Hill
Published: 10/7/2003
Sounds like they're out to settle a score
Man, there's some irritated metalheads out in the Windy City of Illinois. Inner Rage of Emotion is probably the 3rd band I've heard recently that sounds like they're out to settle a score.

On the 3-song promo we received, IRE plays old-school metal that is a bit more centered on the guitar riffs than on any of the drum leads to be called thrash, but it's close.

Slave Till Death is similar musically to some Suicidal Tendencies stuff, but there's no hip hop vocal delivery. Mike Thumall has a deep snarl throughout all the songs with some kind of vocal effect that I haven't quite been able to figure out. I want to say he's just cupping his hands around the mic head and there's times when it sounds like he has a slight lisp or he's half swallowing the mic. What's going on there, dude? Don't get me wrong, it doesn't hurt anything and you don't notice it much except for the chorus of "This Time". My favorite song would probably be the last track, "First Degree".

Lyrically, you get this kind of pissed off stuff from these guys:

I
Can't
Take
This
Fuck you

There ya go! Leave me the fuck alone, mother fucker!

IRE isn't quite thrash and it's too metal for Hardcore. It's just good bust you in the face metal. I set this promo in my CD stack and it tried to throw a punch at the new Maiden disc!

1. Slave Till Death
2. This Time
3. First Degree

Bring on a full CD, fellas!
About this Writer:
Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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