Friday, February 19, 2010

Massachusetts Metal


Coming out of the Boston suburbs the late 90's, Reveille is a personal favorite - their first full length Laced is a wicked solid dose of rap metal adrenaline. Pretty much every song on it rocks, even the few which start out a tad lacking make up for it with a solid breakdown at the end. The lyrics suffer a touch of "white boy rapping" syndrome here and there but can you really dis a band who gets B. Real to drop vocals? The band broke up in 2003 and some of the guys went on to form Genuflect (who to me sound exactly like a second-rate Reveille playing boring songs) and a few other bands... oh well. Probably my most-played CD of 1999, here's to a band that did more with two albums then others do in decades.

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