Left Out - For The Working Class

Sunday 1st August 1999
Left Out - For The Working Class

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Reviewed by Graham Jovanovic

A crash of breaking glass, thunderous power chords and crashing drums mark the entrance of this raucous rock outfit. With each track lasting approximately three minutes the band assault the listener with a sharp, guttural blast delivered with relentless energy. This fearsome foursome thrash out their tunes showing little remorse with their trademark blazing guitars and searing vocals. This rock fest journeys darkly into some areas as in the case of the almost unbelievably titled "Getting Away With Killing You And Everybody Else (Smoking Self Destruction Song)" which make the topic of an addiction to smoking the most menacing onslaught. Even a track called 'Contentment' is paradoxically driven by the most gut-wrenching anger. From start to finish the album drives hard in a mission to pummel dedicated fans of this genre into an appreciative submission. This ride is hardly for the fainthearted but carries a high bodycount on speaking to a lost generation. This is a key element indicated in the cry 'Ah come on, wake up! Can't you see you're dying? 22 and life already over! . But tonight I'm taking you to someone new". This is hard stuff but within its niche this is a totally acceptable message. This succeeds in being a manic powerhouse of an album for a particular brand of listener.

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