RAGING SPEEDHORN - How The Great Have Fallen

Raging Speedhorn - How The Great Have Fallen

12 songs
54:57 minutes
***** ****
Steamhammer / SPV


One of the most interesting bands from Britain is definitely Raging Speedhorn. Their two first albums were already real killers, and the third How The Great Have Fallen is no worse. They describe their music as noise terrorism which isn't off the point. The opener A Different Shade Of Shit begins the CD in a very bizarre way. The music is sludgy and the vocals are some of the crudest I have heard in a long time. It's sounding as if Motörhead were a metalcore band. On most tracks, Raging Speedhorn show that speed isn't everything for them and that their music can nevertheless build a lot of momentum. There are even some doom elements on some tracks (Fuck You Pay Me, Slay The Coward), but it gets of course disturbed sometimes by fierce mosh parts. Most songs are only mid-tempo, but on several occasions, Raging Speedhorn show that faster parts also are a part of their repertoire. Dead Man Walking is very fast and groovy, Master Of Disaster is very simple but catchy, and The Infidel Is Dead is a very angry and hateful song. Listening to the whole album in one take is a very mind-bending experience, as the album always is brutal in one way or the other, and contains so much variation. So far Raging Speedhorn have only been a good band, but now they may be counted among the best in the metalcore genre.

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