"Combat Alley" (Perris Records; 2002)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Knoxville, Tennessee's Hard Knox was originally formed in 1985 and broke up in 1999. "Combat Alley" is a time capsule of that era, featuring seven previously recorded tracks and five bonus demo tracks. 

The problem is that nothing really stands out here. Any of these songs sound like they could have been recorded by the spawns of the 80s. Instead of sounding like Motley Crue, Poison, Bon Jovi, etc., Hard Knox" sounds like one of their countless imitators.

That may not be a bad thing, especially if you're into that era's music, but "Combat Alley" is very dated material. Unlike some of their colleagues, Hard Knox's sound doesn't hold up well in the 90s.

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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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