Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Just one of the thrash bands to surface with the mainstream success of Metallica, Sacred Reich raised eyebrows with their promising debut Surf Nicaragua. But their followup American Way failed to capitalize on the buzz. Wh... more »
Just one of the thrash bands to surface with the mainstream success of Metallica, Sacred Reich raised eyebrows with their promising debut Surf Nicaragua. But their followup American Way failed to capitalize on the buzz. While the band was loud and fast, its songwriting was stale and derivative. The record gets off to a great start with the pugnacious title track, but it fizzles quickly from there. Unlike on Surf Nicaragua, in which the band drew strength from its speed and fury, American Way sees Sacred Reich slowing down and polishing their attack to appeal to the masses. It was a move the band never really recovered from since it lacked the originality and musicianship to resurrect its wilted tunes. --Jon Wiederhorn
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Sacred Reich - 'American Way' (Hollywood)
Mike Reed | USA | 02/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Good Metallica-influenced '90's trash metal. This was their third effort. Serious topics are covered on this record of self-destruction and horror stories of how people were badly treated in South Africa. It's been umpteen years since I'd seen Sacred Reich play in a small club of maybe 200. Tracks that make this disc worthwhile are the title cut "American Way", the boot-stomper "Crimes Against Humanity", "Who's To Blame" and the semi-rap like "31 Flavors". Line-up: Phil Rind-bass&vocals, Greg Hall and Wiley Arnett-guitars, Jason Rainy-rhythm guitar and Dave McClain-drums. Might appeal to fans of Anthrax, Corrosion Of Conformity, Death Angel and Heathen."
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Mike Reed | 08/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ignorance is their 1`st album, to correct the above reviewer. This is their 3rd recording including Surf Nicaruaga ep. They rocked then, and still do!"
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Melkor | San Diego, CA USA | 11/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the best Thrash CDs that I've ever bought. It has lyrics promoting peace, inclusion, and understanding while putting their message across with the most aggressive sound imaginable. Punk lyrics with metal sounds. Too bad this band never hit it big. If you like "old" Metallica (before the black album) or the lyrics of Rage Against the Machine, then you'll probably like this. It's a great buy!"