Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Review:Ruckus-Of Malice And Man


After their excellent debut Human Pollution and their 3 way split with World Of Pain and Xibalba, I was highly anticipating the forthcoming LP from Ruckus, and Of Malice And Man definitely does not disappoint. Much like the aforementioned Xibalba carries the torch for the now again inactive Disembodied, Ruckus channel the vicious metallic hardcore of bands like 100 Demons, All Out War and Merauder. It's been quite a while since I've heard a heavy hardcore album with guitarwork this memorable and accomplished..Each of the 10 songs retain a unique flavor while all sticking to a general blueprint of extremely heavy and vicious metallic hardcore. The excellent recording also ensures that the band has never sounded better. Harvcore Records was wise to pick up this LP for release as it will undoubtfully go down as one of the finest and heaviest hardcore releases this year. If you have been sleeping on one of California's heaviest hardcore bands, now is as good as time as ever to wake up.