22 July 2009

RHETORIC

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!


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.

6 comments:

darth-vader said...

do you happen to have the the violence demo from the cause or the secound avoid demo or diabolists demo your blog is super.

tommy

darth-vader said...

got any comp tapes

zak said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Rhetoric were from Great Yarmouth & Norwich, a great bunch of drunken idiots. Whenever I saw them play it always sounded like they were making it up as they went, it was just a cacophony of noise with added grunts by Revs. They gigged a lot locally with Deviated Instinct, and I was told by the band that Goober Patrol played their first gig as support to Rhetoric in Great Yarmouth.
Chris is now in Demented Are Go, Andy lives in Cyprus and I have no idea what happened to the rest, although I hear Revs is still about Norwich

Tyler Freear said...

Any chance of a re-up on this?

the wizard said...

Re-Upped