"Bury the Hatchet" (Victory; 2000)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Right Direction goes through about as many different genres/sounds as there are tracks on their CD. Starting out with the hardcore punk sounds of "Song of Frustration" to the close-to-Ozzy sound of "He's My Friend" to the GWAR-rumbling-mixed-with-ska of "A Place Like This"  Right Direction either doesn't want to focus on any one sound or thinks they can master them all.

Unfortunately, they can't. Although the hardcore punk stuff works pretty well, the other stuff is just strange and ... I dunno ... incomplete or something.

Right Direction's "Bury the Hatchet" might be okay if you're looking for something raw and simple to express some rage but it's not the kind of CD that's going to get a lot of regular play in anybody's player.

RIGHT DIRECTION: Dave Reumers - vocals; Chris Immekeppel - drums; Daniel Immekeppel - bass; Maurice Gijsbers - guitar; Boris Wouters - guitar, backing vocals. Also performing on "Bury the Hatchet" are Chris Gijselaers - trumpet; Angela Brouwers - sax, vocals.

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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