"The Price of Freedom" (Wicked Edge Productions; 2005)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Intentional Rage has released a powerhouse of an EP, "The Price of Freedom," on Wicked Edge Productions. Intentional Rage is from our home turf of Ventura County, California and features two members of the legendary band Helarage on guitar and bass.

"The Price of Freedom" is an awesome release, full of great, powerful music that's hard and heavy. The cover art is a photo of a women holding what appears to be a dead child in her arms and there is a quote on the back of the CD cover: "Cover photo is dedicated to the Kurdish people of Halabja, who on March 16th, 1988 suffered the worst chemical attacks committed by the Iraqi regime. 75% women and children, immediately perished. This was not the only chemical attack ordered by Saddam, it was just the worst." I mention this quote so you can see where the band's attitude and lyrics are directed. The tracklisting will also give you an idea:

Foot In The Grave
Products Of War
Get Out
Intentional Rage
The Price Of Freedom

For my money, Intentional Rage is actually better than Helarage ... and Helarage was a great band. Intentional Rage is more serious and more intense.

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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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