"Come In and Burn" (Dreamworks; 1997)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I was browsing through the used CD section of my local music store and I came across 1997's "Come In And Burn" from the Rollins Band and it just clicked and I thought "Shit, I could use some Henry Rollins vocals in my life." So I snatched it up and got what I needed because, sometimes, you just need to hear Henry Rollins's unique view on things. 

"Come In and Burn" was just what I was looking for: full of hurt and the dark imagery that only Henry Rollins can deliver. The music is hard and loud and just what you would expect from this band. The lyrics, of course, are edgy and very well written, but not quite as edgy as I would have hoped. Still, sub-par Rollins Band is heads above most of the other shit out there today. 

If Benjamin Franklin had heard the Rollins Band, he would have added a third item to his list of unavoidable things in life: death, taxes and the Rollins Band. Try as you might, you just cannot stay away. 

Rollins Band: Dim Cain - drums; Melvin Gibbs - bass; Chris Haskett - guitar; Theo Van Rock - Rök Juicer, Low End Ranger; Henry Rollins - vocals.

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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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