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Review: Rhythm of Fear - Maze of Confusion
Rhythm of Fear
Maze of Confusion

Label: Independent
Year released: 2015
Duration: 30:56
Tracks: 13
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: November 25, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (7 Votes)

I have always loved the combination of Punk and Thrash Metal, or Crossover, when there's a perfect combination of it within an album. Having the right amount of aggressiveness, intensity, attitude and all that shit is always a winning formula for something cool and great, which is the case with this 5-piece band from Jacksonville, Florida, named Rhythm of Fear.

Maze of Confusion, the band's debut album, offers 13 songs in about thirty minutes, so you probably have a good idea of what to expect, right? This is straightforward, merciless in-yer-face Crossover/Thrash in the vein of bands like early Exodus and Death Angel, the Crossover-era D.R.I. with some Suicidal Tendencies/Crumbsuckers ballsy, "we-are-not-boys-but-men" hard-boiled attitude. All this and more can be found here. The aggressive riffs are everywhere and they hit hard. The bass's strong farting sound and vocalist Jay Santiago's totally kickass, punky vocal delivery in the mix bring in more power to back up R.o.F.'s mission to be noticed as one of the noteworthy, new and young Thrash Metal bands from the FL area. There's lots on the album to be liked. It's to the point and doesn't put the listener through any artsy-craftsy moments. It just strikes you in the balls with its full, ruthless power and fuck, it hurts like hell, but in spite of that, it does put a happy grin on your face. Try it and suffer, baby. Suffer!

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