"Rue" (Shifty Records; 2003)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Made up of members of Fistula and former members of Hate Theory and The Pillow Humpers, Rue paints a bleak, dark picture of reality. Remarkably, instead of being depressed by it, I find their CD inspiring!

Their sludgy hardcore is explosive, efficient and played with enthusiasm and heart. The vocals do get a bit one dimensional, but that's hardcore and, anyway, they seem to work very good for this band. 

Rue sounds great but I don't think it would hurt them to lighten up once in awhile! Still, all in all, "Rue" is a very enjoyable listening experience.

Rue: Jeff Faul - vocals; Burns - guitar; Corey - drums; Bahb - bass.

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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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