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Review: Razor Fist - Razor Fist Force
Razor Fist
Razor Fist Force

Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2010
Originally released in: 2006
Duration: 44:03
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: August 7, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 2.77/5 (55.38%) (13 Votes)

This is a vinyl reissue of Razor Fist's 2006 debut, with two live bonus tracks. Metal Minds was pretty kickass, but after several listens Razor Fist Force still doesn't do much for me. The annoying high-pitched vocals I mentioned in the Metal Minds review are there, but even worse – at least it's an indication that the guy got better by the time they got to the second album. At times I just wanted to turn this off out of annoyance.

The music is a bit muffled, suffering from a subpar production. It's not as catchy and in-your-face as on Metal Minds, though you can find the basic ingredients that are still cooking in there, not quite ready for prime time. I listened to this several times in the past few days and no song stuck in my mind, but when I put Metal Minds on, after several months, I could still remember the songs. That gives you a good idea of the difference between the two albums. But it's not all bad of course, as there's enough riffage and old school-style solos and melodies to keep the interest up while it's on, and the two live cuts are pretty cool as well. A better production would definitely have helped get the songs a bit off the ground (and possibly have the instruments burry the singer, rather than the other way around.) If you have to choose between the two albums, go for Metal Minds.

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