The Warriors
Genuine Sense of Outrage

In what seems to be a blink of an eye, The Warriors have already returned with their third album, not much more than a year after Beyond the Noise. Once again a new record equates to a development in sound and style and whilst Genuine Sense Of Outrage, is a much more aggressive record then its predecessor, it doesn’t quite reach the dizzying levels of animosity that War Is Hell, displayed 3 years ago. The band has to be applauded for this level of output as it is often worrying when a band releases follow ups so quickly with one thinking whether quality control has been duly enforced.

Fortunately it seems that The Warriors know what they are doing and more importantly know what they want to do as each record so far has been of good quality. Furthermore, whenever the band look to explore new ideas and incorporate new textures and intricacies into their musical framework they push these ideas hard so that they are firmly integrated and don’t end up sounding like ideas that were cobbled together hastily.

Genuine Sense Of Outrage, commences with a rollicking blitzkrieg as the opening 4 numbers zip by with a menacing resonance, all driven by omnipotent chugs and pulsing beats. Once again Marshall’s vocals are a focal point as they now reside somewhere between the piercing screams of ‘War Is Hell,’ and the more measured phrasings of ‘Beyond The Noise.’ A point of interest in these early numbers is the appearance of none other then Lemmy on ‘Price Of Punishment.’ In theory this shouldn’t work but somehow the veteran growler’s acidic bark is comfortably accommodated within the track’s dirty grooves.

The half way point sees the emergence of the album’s longest track ‘Destroying Cenodoxus,’ yet again, is driven by a relentless chugging groove but also contains some strange action with some sampling and has Marshall incorporating a smoother flow to his vocals.

That’ll send the metalheads running for cover.

The best is reserved for last with the rousing ‘Mankind Screams.’ A much darker, more sinister track overall then the previous twelve cuts, it also includes a guest spot from Sick Of It All’s Lou Koller who sounds as tough as ever and as vitriolic as ever.

As the record draws to a screeching end one is left feeling that The Warriors have plenty more of ideas to incorporate and more quality music to forge. Astounding given that this is their third album but what’s more astounding is it feels as though that the band has yet to really write their best material.

The future bodes well then, unless they do an Eighteen Visions and discover makeup, hairdressers and 80s new wave.

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Written by Benjamin DeBlasi
September 7th, 2007

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