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The Warriors Genuine Sense Of Outrage


01. Ruthless Sweep 02. Life Grows Cold 03. The Stone Grinds 04. The Price of Punishment 05. Genuine Sense of Outrage 06. Destroying Cenodoxus 07. New Sun Rising 08. Your Time is Near 09. Silence is Bliss 10. Nothing Lasts 11. Belly 12. Odium Vice 13. Mankind Screams
2007 Victory Records
Our score 9

by Cory
7/3/2007

Since the release of their very first seven inch a few years back, The Warriors have always been a bit of an oddball act. Their brand of hardcore is more influenced equally by Rage Against The Machine and crossover thrash than youth crew or metallic hardcore. Genuine Sense of Outrage possesses an urgency that their last album did not, combined with a new polish and a level of songwriting beyond anything the band has done previously. Producer Cameron Webb (Social Distortion, Motorhead) was definitely a good fit for the band's rock-edged take on hardcore and makes the transitions between Sick Of It All breakdowns and Slayer riffs seamless. This album is a refreshing synthesis of ideas old and new into something timeless, edgy and (most importantly) extremely listenable. One of the first impressive things this disc has going for it is guest appearances by Lemmy from Motorhead and Lou from Sick Of It All. In addition to being two amazing endorsements, each legendary frontman turns in an excellent and entirely appropriate performance on songs heavily inspired by their respective bands (and in the case of "The Price of Punishment," Refused as well). You might think these are stunt guest spots and you'd be right, but they're far more enjoyable than similar turns on recent hardcore records. You could say the same thing about pretty much every other aspect of this album as well. The breakdowns are bigger, the riffs are better and the emotion is more palpable. Perhaps the most exciting thing about Genuine Sense Of Outrage is the sort of disregard for how hardcore songs should be written that recalls the best moments of Shelter's Mantra or Strife's In This Defiance. Everything hasn't been completely thrown out or re-written, but there's a hell of a lot going on in each song that I haven't heard in the last decade. The album harkens back to the days when Vision of Disorder or Biohazard were "hardcore" because of their attitude and approach to music and despite the fact that their music often took them far outside the boundaries of the genre. If there is an exception to this album's excellence it is in just how carefully everything is put together. The production is slick as hell, each bit of each song flows perfectly into the next and some of the rawness that the band exhibited on their previous records has been replaced here with meticulous performance and placement. In any other style, complaining that an album was too tight might seem like an insane complaint, but this slight lean towards perfection oddly keeps it from reaching that very same goal. Bottom Line: I'm not sure how this album is going to go over with the band's intended fanbase, but Genuine Sense Of Outrage should definitely broaden The Warriors' appeal to fans of 80's and early 90's hardcore and metal. It's not necessarily a throwback in the strictest sense but it definitely reminded me of hearing some of my favorite hardcore records ever for the very first time. This disc has my vote for best hardcore record of 2007 thus far and I don't see any other releases on the horizon putting up a serious challenge.

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Ash_ 7/3/2007 2:03:58 PM

I had no idea this was on Victory. and no, you don't get first post


ghetto_paul_ 7/3/2007 2:06:32 PM

CORY REVIEW! EVERYONE GET ALL RILED UP!!


dixie_ 7/3/2007 2:10:14 PM

didn't they just put an album out earlier this year?


Warriors Fan_ 7/3/2007 3:20:48 PM

They release 3 albums per year.


Set_phasers_to_gay_ 7/3/2007 3:21:39 PM

i guess the whole "if we put out 30 albums a year, one of them has GOT to stick" mentality has won cory over!


err_ 7/3/2007 3:25:37 PM

this band awful and cory is a gay


anonymous 7/3/2007 3:50:14 PM

lol


onemeansquid_ 7/3/2007 3:59:47 PM

a few year back


grammar police_ 7/3/2007 4:28:42 PM

Did someone call us?


what?_ 7/3/2007 5:28:20 PM

wait what? war is hell is good. 2nd cd not so much. this one i wont even give a listen. too victory.


tomgilk_ 7/3/2007 5:30:38 PM

funny how there is a review for this but if you wanted to listen to a track of it anywhere online... good luck. good marketing victory.


Ash_ 7/3/2007 5:44:37 PM

^^^^^^^^ it's like 2 months before it comes out. it's no wonder there's nothing up yet.


tomgilk_ 7/3/2007 5:51:41 PM

if you're giving out albums to review, shouldnt it be able to be previewed online somewhere.


Ash_ 7/3/2007 5:53:55 PM

maybe, maybe not. I checked Amazon first for a release date, and they don't even have it listed.


Cory_ 7/3/2007 5:56:02 PM

it's been pushed back to late August as far as I know. either way, it's great.


badaxe_ 7/3/2007 6:19:19 PM

^^^^^ Good, so I have just enough time to forget about this shitty band and this bullshit review.


TREE580_ 7/3/2007 8:43:52 PM

Band is on Victory and touring w/ Evergreen Terrace. ::bes skeptical::


what_is_wrong_with_you_ 7/3/2007 10:00:53 PM

I still think their vocalist sounds more like Mike Ski than Zach De La Rocha.


xtroyx_ 7/3/2007 10:00:58 PM

i saw these idiots open for sick of it all once. it was the worst set i had ever seen.


Cory_ 7/3/2007 11:32:05 PM

I agree with the Mike Ski comment. There's definitely some Brother's Keeper in there.


tomgilk_ 7/4/2007 1:08:11 AM

brothers keeper? ever listen to fall silent. its nearly identical... this band is ok, i like this style but that last cd did blow a fat one.


More_ 7/4/2007 2:55:34 AM

Good to seem that lambgoat posters are still dumber than bricks. "We all agree that there is no way to even listen to this album, but even with such facts, we're going to talk about how much c-ck it sucks, because we're just that f*cking retarded." Gun + all of you idiots' faces = huge win for humanity.


this is my war_ 7/4/2007 11:26:51 AM

marshall from the warriors was blown away when i told him that this record had already been reviewed


TO THE LIONS_ 7/4/2007 1:47:48 PM

TO THE LIONS


anonymous 7/4/2007 1:53:09 PM

shit reviewer no read ever


Will_ 7/4/2007 2:48:12 PM

Not The Warriors. It's hard to believe that any release from these douches could be rated a nine. Saw them in Madison, WI and they were terrible. Their singer was pretty much rapping and acting like a gangster. No thanks.


joehardcore_ 7/4/2007 3:37:26 PM

9/10 from cory is no surprise here.


knowsmorethanyou_ 7/5/2007 12:10:33 AM

You people have no idea what you're talking about....new song debuts in a few days....just wait...


casketcrusher_ 7/5/2007 1:43:49 AM

the new ringworm will blow this away you jerk


robo@robocop.com_ 7/5/2007 6:37:24 AM

... talking about the new ringworm, make sure the guitars can be heard. their last record virtually had no guitars, just the sound of some old bumblebee ... good songs though


bombs_away_ 7/5/2007 11:19:06 PM

anyone wanna buy an autographed warriors guitar?


knowsmorethanyou_ 7/6/2007 10:15:07 PM

the new ringworm is solid too.....but apparently casketcrusher is smoking rock (or c-ck) again and imagined that I said it sux


cybertron_ 7/7/2007 1:57:21 AM

the warriors have one decent song. thats it, their whole c"career" and just one good song.


casketcrusher_ 7/7/2007 10:58:24 PM

the new ringworm is solid too.....but apparently casketcrusher is smoking rock (or c-ck) again and imagined that I said it sux -i wasnt talking to you you stupid gay f*ck, and you definitely haven't heard the new ringworm yet


wolfpack_ 7/8/2007 7:00:16 PM

haha 9/10 haha..Jesus


anonymous 7/9/2007 7:54:56 PM

good sheezey


Rob G_ 7/11/2007 7:00:21 PM

Original Release Date: August 7, 2007


vtacore_ 7/15/2007 8:27:58 PM

heard the record 2 months ago.. its great. Cory isn't being a shitty reviewer, he's telling it like it is.


anonymous 7/17/2007 3:19:36 PM

39th post


Rob G_ 8/6/2007 8:34:37 PM

Love this album, good review! Defenately worth a 9/10!!!


minimalism is better._ 8/16/2007 10:36:22 PM

ok, throw the mike ski/zach de la rocha/fall silent comparisons out the window...this time around marshall sounds more like freddy madball/dan xdisciplex than anyone else. this album rules. but it has pitfalls: too many guest vocalists...in fact, i'd opt for no guests, too many base-drops...in fact, i'd opt for no base-drops...becoming cliche', lastly, i wish the lyrics had more time spent on them...some of the lines just sound like a 4th grader wrote them. but, even with those things factor


Sklippery_ 10/7/2007 2:40:22 PM

this record is pitiful. i listened to the first couple songs and instantly puked. I gave it one more listen and then the other half of my lunch was in the toilet. If you like shitty music buy this record.


mama_ 10/18/2007 2:22:35 PM

adsdad


Dang_ 10/18/2007 4:21:04 PM

I like the songs I've heard, but his vocals are way way different, and I don't think it's for the better this time. Second CD wasn't as good as War is Hell, but vocals were better, not the case this time. Too rough and too much 'same as other people', they've lost a small part of what made them stand out. Disappointed they didn't keep sounding like a hardcore version of The Offspring (see: "Beyond the noise")


Wingman_ 12/11/2007 9:00:44 PM

for all of you that says this album sucks.... f*ck you choke on it. this album is killer 10/10 game over. i bet you sit at home all day listening to your sceney weeny emo/core with breakdowns that sound like two dogs f*cking. this bad is definately in my top ten this year.