UPDATE: there were problems with the file, I just re-ripped the tape and re-zipped the mp3s, so we should be all sorted now. Cheers.
22 July 2009
If I say "late 80s UK crossover," then you pretty much know what to expect, right? And that is pretty much what RHETORIC deliver. If these were lost recordings from an early Earache band, it would make perfect sense. Some folks were discussing them last week, and I thought it might be good to dig out the demo again...turns out its pretty good rudimentary crossover thrash shits. Really off time bass drum (actually, most of the drums are pretty erratic) and the songs are a little too long for my taste, but the dual vocal crust assault is infectious, and these tracks smoke. Obviously they didn't take themselves too seriously, opening the demo with the Hawaii Five-0 theme and wrapping things up with "The Burp Song," but they make up for it with "War Crimes" and other political rants. Drink up!