|Review: Sanity's Rage - The Rage of One|
|The Rage of One|
Year released: 2006
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: March 9, 2007
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
for:The Rage of One
There are numerous bands out there that really make you wonder about the mindset of metal labels out there and how they go about signing bands. To be completely honest it doesn't seem to be done by actually LISTENING to the music otherwise there would be much fewer cases of actual crap bands being signed while killer bands wallow in obscurity. Here we have yet another case of a killer band that is criminally overlooked…Sanity's Rage.
The band has been around since 2002 and if their EP demo is any indication of the full quality of this band they really should have been signed already. This demo is very professionally done from the packaging and artwork to the most important part…namely the rock solid production and killer songs.
I found out about this band after one of the visitors to the website posted a link the band's MySpace page where you can get a quick listen of the demo. I contacted the band and bought a copy of their CD from them and have been listening and enjoying the album ever since. What we have here is fist pumping headbanging grit your teeth thrash metal played at an extremely high level. Riffs that instantly get you hooked and excellent songwriting to keep you there. I normally couldn't give a rat's ass less about lyrics but these are actually quite good and certainly worthy of note. The vocals for the most part are pretty clean…well as clean as you can get within the thrash genre I guess and they suit the music very well. What really surprised me however was the excellent guitar work especially the solo's which is quite rare for bands that are just starting out.
The best way for me to describe this band to give a better generalization would be to say they sound like a more melodic version of Kreator with better lyrics. Is there room for improvement? I would say yes since every band can improve and I would certainly like to hear a full length album with this type of quality throughout. To say I was impressed by this album would be an understatement and I can't wait to hear more from these guys. Any fan of thrash metal should really see if they can get a copy of this from the band, it is certainly worth the effort. Horns up to the band for a stunning beginning!
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