Sick Of It All Review
Wake The Sleeping Dragon! Review
Wake The Sleeping Dragon!
WHEN you consider the fact that the birth of hardcore was founded over 40 years ago in the roots of the 70’s rebellious anti-establishment genre of Punk, fronted by seminal bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Stooges, Dead Boys, MC5, Bad Brains, and Cro-mags to name a few, you’d think the Hardcore genre would have enjoyed it’s 15 minutes in the spotlight and faded back into the shadows from where it once reared its angry head. Most bands struggle to write a decent second album, let alone continue to carve out a path of destruction for over 30 years the way Sick Of It All have managed to do. Since their inaugural self-titled release all those years ago in 1987 to their latest offering, ‘Wake The Sleeping Dragon!’, Sick Of It All are one of the few bands that have stayed true to their sound whilst still successfully developing as artists.
The opening track, ‘Inner Vision’ is absolutely monstrous, both in sound and passion. At only 2 minutes long, there are very few bands out there that can deliver such an onslaught of perfectly calculated chaos in such a short space of time and leave you feeling like you’ve just been beaten to death in a joyous rapture of audio. The first three tracks alone are absolute proof that Sick Of It All are out for one thing and one thing only, absolute domination and chaos.
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SICK OF IT ALL - Inner Vision. Taken from the album 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon!'
This is the difference between veterans that spearhead genuine passion for what they believed in through their music and those random 5 guys that want to be in a hardcore band because they think it will make them look tough. Sick Of It All have always been true to themselves and this speaks volumes throughout ‘Wake The Sleeping Dragon!’.
As always, Sick Of It All are making their personal opinions on the world around them very clear. With titles such as ‘Self Important Shirthead’, ‘Robert Moses Was A Racist’, ‘Beef Between Vegans’, ‘Deep State’, and ‘The New Slavery’, they spare no blood or hate within their music.
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Wake The Sleeping Dragon! is so incredibly heavy and filled with such a wide range of intensity, dedication, fury, rage, and spirit it’s not just a record, it’s a portal to another dimension where heads are smashed, beers are chugged, and your tiny little mind is crushed by the sheer abundance of power the band have managed to capture in their most brutal record to date. You can expect to hear classic Sick Of It All chants, fast power chords, heavy bass lines, vicious vocals and nothing but pure anger throughout.
Tracklisting: 1. Inner Vision 01:54 2. That Crazy White Boy Shit 02:05 3. The Snake (Break Free) 01:57 4. Bull's Anthem 02:02 5. Robert Moses Was A Racist 01:28 6. Self Important Shithead 00:58 7. To The Wolves 01:39 8. Always With Us 02:26 9. Wake The Sleeping Dragon 02:02 10. 2+2 01:49 11. Beef Between Vegans 02:12 12. Hardcore Horseshoe 01:52 13. Mental Furlough 02:16 14. Deep State 01:53 15. Bad Hombres 02:01 16. Work The System 01:46 17. The New Slavery 02:3
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