Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Music Reviews: Strong Intention - "Razorblade Express"

Since forming back in the mid 90's, Strong Intention has gone through many line-up changes, but have stayed a true force to be reckoned with in the hardcore scene. With each release the band lets you know that true hardcore is a life long passion. It's not just a bandwagon you jump on for a few months than move on to the next flavor of the week. And nowhere is this message more clear than on the bands new EP "Razorblade Express", out now on Patac Records.

This album is 6 songs of intensity that'll make your head explode with firey guitar work and drums so fast they'll make Slayer look like amateurs. Singer Mike IX Williams of EYEHATEGOD shreds his vocal chords on tracks like the self titled album opener, and keeps the blood flowing hard and heavy on "Holes In The Wall" and "Rat Factory". The music is fast and furious, making a mosh pit inevitable by the end of the first track. These guys have toured with everyone from Impaled to Anal Cunt. and they fit the bill to a fucking T! THIS is angry music for an angry generation. Make no bones about it, these guys are here to fuck some shit up. And if you don't like it, they'll fuck YOU up too!

"Slaughter Intelligence" ends this manic feast for the ears with speed and precision not seen since D.R.I.'s landmark album "Dealing With It". The band has got the speed to make the frets on the guitar turn into ash. But they also play without sounding sloppy and talentless. This is one hell of an album from a band with nothing to prove, but so much to gain. When hardcore seems to be a dying breed it's nice to see bands like Strong Intention still making great records and staying true to what they believe in. Pick up this EP and show some love for the old school punk scene, and let it be known that underground hardcore is STILL around to kick your face in.

4 / 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. buy the 7" here!: http://www.patacrecords.com/distro/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=strong+intention

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