"If we weren't in Raging Speedhorn, we'd all be dead, in jail, or blowing up buildings for a living "- Frank Reagan, Raging Speedhorn
OK… I think these guys mean business. Formed in 1998 in the bleak town of Corby, England, Raging Speedhorn was born as an amalgam of 2 rival bands (Box and Soulcellar) whose members united their forces to become Raging Speedhorn. "How The Great Have Fallen" is the band's third album. The music contained herein is an industrial strength riff-driven metal which goes straight for the jugular and shows no mercy. Through the album's 10 tracks, the band unleashes a furious barrage of riffs and gravelly vocals (which, thankfully, never cross over into the Cookie Monster realm) over a pounding, relentless beat. The band shows a knack for being able to go a mile-a-minute one moment and then compress the song into a sludgy pace, only to kick it into overdrive again within the space of a few bars.
The band's reputation as a live wrecking crew has given them a rabid following. Their ability to blur the lines between industrial doom metal and punk can really get the listener's blood pumping and fist clenching. The lyrics ooze with unbridled violence and one can only imagine how this Molotov cocktail of music and words must light a fire beneath a crowd during the band's live sets.
The street date on this disc is May 23, 2005. Pick this one up, crank it to 11, and watch your neighbors tremble in fear. "How The Great Have Fallen" is a solid kick in the teeth!
- A Different Shade Of Shit
- Oh How The Great Have Fallen
- Dead Man Walking
- Master Of Disaster
- Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory
- How Much Can A Man Take
- Fuck You Pay Me
- Slay The Coward
- The Infidel Is Dead
- Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down