Inner Rage of Emotion - Demo (2003)
By: Frank Hill
Published: Saturday, July 5, 2003
|Inner Rage of Emotion - Self Titled 2003 Demo
1. Slave Till Death
2. This Time
3. First Degree
Guitar - Alex Chaidez
Vox - Mike Thumall
Drums - Dan Bartiewicz
Bass - Chris Bidwell
Man, there's some irritated metalheads out in the Windy City of Illinois. Inner Rage of
Emotion is probably the 3rd band I've heard recently that sounds like they're out to
settle a score.
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On the 3-song promo we received, IRE plays old-school metal that is a bit more centered on
the guitar riffs than on any of the drum leads to be called thrash, but it's close.
"Slave Till Death" is similar musically to some Suicidal Tendencies stuff, but there's no
hip hop vocal delivery. Mike Thumall has a deep snarl throughout all the songs with some
kind of vocal effect that I haven't quite been able to figure out. I want to say he's just
cupping his hands around the mic head and there's times when it sounds like he has a
slight lisp or he's half swallowing the mic. What's going on there, dude? Don't get me
wrong, it doesn't hurt anything and you don't notice it much except for the chorus of
"This Time". Just curious, guys...don't hurt me. My favorite song would probably
be the last track, "First Degree".
Lyrically, you get this kind of pissed off stuff from these guys:
There ya go! Leave me the fuck alone, mother fucker!
IRE isn't quite thrash and it's too good for Hardcore. It's just good bust you in the face
metal. I set this promo in my CD stack and it tried to throw a punch at the new Maiden
Bring on a full CD, fellas!
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