If you have heard the two albums released around this time by these bands (Rio Grande Blood by Ministry and Cocked And Loaded by The Revolting Cocks) then you have a good idea of what to expect here. Ministry have returned to their heavier sounding songs, and placed some of their best George W. Bush Jr. attacks on this handy sampler size disc. And while The Revolting Cocks sound rather similar to Ministry, the vocals are simply aggrivating, and there are some moments you’ll ask yourself what they were thinking, such as the cheaply done fire engine sounds on the song “Fire Engine”.
A radio only promotional CD single, it features an alternative remix to the band’s hit single off the album Shadows Are Security. There really isn’t anything that different about this mix, except the ending. Instead of the vocals stopping after the chorus repeats three times then fade out, this mix features the vocals continuing as the song fades out. This, however, does make the ending of the song simply sound a little more fluid instead of abruptly having the vocals end and somewhat disturb the flow of the song.
Sardonic Wrath, the latest offering by black metal legends Darkthrone is one of those releases that makes one question the judgement of people. So many people hated the band’s prior release, Plaguewielder, and yet claim this is one of the band’s better recent albums. Yes, it is a better album then some of their latest offerings, and definitely something to get excited over.
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