"How the Great Have Fallen" (SPV; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


Being hardcore heroes for some time in England, Raging Speedhorn's latest vitriolic assault on your eardrums is now (thankfully) available in America. The brutal crew's latest seething soundtrack, "How The Great Have Fallen," has been unleashed, and is primed to kick your ass seven ways to Sunday. 

The 10-track display of devastation pounded out by these purveyors of punishment melds grinding death metal, hostile hardcore, and slabs of stoner rock goodness to create their uniquely and utterly relentless sound. Using a two-man growl, and backed by an explosive band whose mission is simply to destroy all in its path, songs like the crushing "Dead Man Walking" sound like Superjoint Ritual banging heads with Hatebreed, while the sinister groove of "Fuck You Pay Me" slams your skull against the concrete without remorse. 

If you're looking for a heavy band that incorporates Sabbath, Slipknot, and beatdown hardcore into its blend of merciless metal, rejoice, as that band has arrived.

For more information, check out http://www.ragingspeedhorn.co.uk/

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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