"New York Metal" (Self-released; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Long-running Bronx, NY metal troupe Irate (not the acronym California group they address on "Vendetta") return after a hiatus with "NY Metal," a blistering 11-track release poised to put the Boogie Down kings of beatdown metal back on top of the heap.

Brutal rhythms, jaw dropping guitar work (just check the solos on "Robert Johnson"), and vocal venom growled from the depths of Hell -- these have always been staples of the Irate sound, and they’ve all been retained and cranked up to 11 on this one.

Placing themselves in the middle of the death, metalcore, and hardcore moshpit, Irate is heavily armed with songs like the chugging gems “NYC March 11, 2002” and “Fallen” as well as the vindictive mid-tempo crusher “Coward.”

Irate is back: bigger, better, and more brutal than ever. Prepare for the onslaught of the only Irate that matters. 

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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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