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If You Knew
Compelling only for those wanting everything
Acrid have been on the scene since 1996 and released their debut in 2003. It's hard to locate true metal acts in Switzerland considering how fecund the country is for AOR and hard rock births. Acrid are by the books traditional metal with a 'triumph in steel' sound played promptly and efficiently. However, it encroaches on hundreds of bands prior to making this one compelling only for those wanting everything. We all know those collector guys right? They have it for sure, just can't put their hands on it right now.
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2.5 :AVE RATING
ALL REVIEWS FOR: ACRID
RATING Caveman 2004 Independent Frank Hill 8/3/2004 2.5 If You Knew 2010 Independent Eric Compton 12/1/2010 2.5
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