"Inner Dimensional Chaos" (Murderworks; 2007)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Fire for Effect have garnered some renown for their pro-soldier themed thrash metal. Regardless of your politics or positions on recent geo-political conflicts, Fire for Effect revel in the glorified image of the warrior – the warrior that believes honor, respect, and loyalty is above all other things.

Most of the songs on “Inner Dimensional Chaos” are traditional length, but many are epic in a nod to thrash classics of the late 80s. Either way, Fire for Effect produce a number of high-energy songs that encapsulate the do or die decisions and survival tactics that soldiers face daily in violent environments.

During initial listens of “Inner Dimensional Chaos” one band that came to mind was Laaz Rockit but I think that had more to do with the cover art than anything about the music. The graphic cover art, not what I expected for a disc that supports American troops, makes the “Inner Dimensional Chaos” package complete. 

“Inner Dimensional Chaos” was produced and mixed by Josh Johnson.

Fire for Effect is Luke Kimball on vocals, Josh Johnson on lead guitar, Rian Connell on rhythm guitar, Michael Lombardi on bass and backing vocals, and Joe Pelletier on drums.

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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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