"Memories Die" (Self-released; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


NYHC staples 4 In The Chamber return with an 11-track disc of tough guy riff happiness on "Memories Die."

Easily asserting the middle ground between Pantera, Hatebreed and E-Town Concrete, tracks like "Blame Yourself," "Supremacy" and "No Tomorrow" take the listener back with the sounds of no-nonsense beatdown hardcore and enormous head stomping guitar riffs provided for the ride. 

Be prepared for the layers of sinewy guitars, a cavalcade of vocal grunts and growls, and a slew of slightly familiar yet sturdy rhythms when popping this one in. 

For more information, check out www.myspace.com/4inthechamber

"Existence" (DaCore; 1999)

Reviewed by Snidermann


4 In The Chamber's "Existence" is is high energy, nuclear-powered hardcore metal. The music thunders out in a blaze of aggression that is gritty, unpretentious and utterly exciting. Yet, with all the things going right for this group, their subject matter is totally depressing and their message entirely too bleak for me. 

This CD is entitled "Existence," and, frankly, this band's existence is way too dark and dismal for my taste. I'm sure life on the street sucks and their interpretation of it is powerful, but the violent images too often overcome the music. 

That being said, I may not agree with the band's point of view but I definitely defend their right to say it -- and to say it any way they wish. 

4 In The Chamber are: Frankie - guitar; Jawz of Life - vocals; Adam - guitar; Dave - bass; Anthony - drums.

For more information, check out www.myspace.com/4inthechamber.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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