"Rise of the Underdog" (Da'Core)

Reviewed by Snidermann


No Retreat's "Rise Of The Underdog" is a contradiction in terms. Let me explain: The music is simple, straight to the point, tribal stomp metal that rocks to its very core. However, the vocals are nothing but a sustained grumbling scream, one that does not fluctuate at all throughout the entire release. 

I wouldn't say No Retreat is bad, it's just not for me. Still, I'll give them two chainsaws because metal music in any form in a shitload better than no metal at all.

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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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