Hardcore with rock vocals
Hater of the Human Race | Under a Serpent Sun in Cincinnati, Ohio | 06/08/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Cast Iron Hike's "Watch it Burn" is a little bit different than most of the stuff in my cd collection. The vocals are sung in a rock style, instead of shouted or screamed like most bands that play this style. The music consists of hardcore riffs and there is enough variety to keep it pretty interesting. I just really don't like the vocal style for this type of music. It's different anyway, as there aren't many bands that have a similar combination. I'm pretty sure this band has broken up now, but I really feel they could have came out with a great album if they would have added a more aggressive approach to contrast the rock n roll vocals. Still a pretty decent album all around though. They certainly aren't like the many other hardcore and oi bands that have come out of Boston. I'm suprised these guys weren't a little bigger considering they were on Victory Records. If you like these guys check out the band Withstand, who also play hardcore music with sung vocals."