Freitag, 16. Juli 2010

... for the rest of my time on earth i'll chase that dragon down...

WISDOM IN CHAINS - "EVERYTHING YOU KNOW" ("I Scream Records"; CD):
Yeahr, the heavyweight champs of Pennsylvania Hardcore are fuckin' back!!! After the incredible damn great "CLASS WAR" named precursor release I was excited how WISDOM IN CHAINS would return and if they would be able to convince me that strongly again. And to be honest with you, I really needed some time to get worked into this record. Two reasons did this problems have had. One reason was the fact of the larger than life quality of the before mentioned precursor record, the other reason was the a little bit ill-fated compilation of the songs or tracklist, so starts the record with the three numbers "INTRO", "GUILTY" and "BULLY", and yes, I can tell ya, even one track is named "INTRO" and is the official Intro to this record, the two tracks following are also more or less nothing but some sort of Intros. Okay, but I am not some sort of that 'pipsqueaking nitpicker', haha, so forget about it, 'cause it's at the end of the day respectively the record not that important at all. WISDOM IN CHAINS settled twenty tracks together, and beside the a little bit ill-fated song-compilation at the beginning of the record to kick it off we do get nothing but finger-pointing-and-fist-in-the-air anthems and brachial and brutal crowbar strikes set to sheer atomizing and ahead adriving Hardcore music that's strongly influenced by hard hitting brickwall Oi! and anthemic Streetpunk, and also pretty much complete free of this whole annoying Metal stuff. And they are showing how rich of many variants Metal-free Hardcore can be. Just take a listen to the brilliant guitar work of the songs respectively the band, that's also- whenever the songs need it- turn out to be some sort of a mixture out of Hardcore and melodic and symphonic (1970's) Classic Rock, especially when it comes to the great guitar solo work. Incredibly fantastic stuff!!! Beside this also the guitar riffing and the rhythm structure build up is a nothing but great and brilliant stuff, harsh and with huge power support forward driving, yeahr, you won't escape it!!! Then do come the vocals, great powerful, brutal and charismatic like hell, beside that we do also get fat crew shouts, and a bulldozer or better freighttrain like rhythmsection, just great stuff!!! The guys know how to play, and that very, very good, and this guys also know how do write fantasic grapping songs!!! Awesome stuff!!! Also SICK OF IT ALL done some back-ups, and WISDOM IN CHAINS do also work with an organ. You like and miss BLOOD 4 BLOOD?!? (How could you not!!!) And you also like BARCODE?!? Yeahr, that's right, and these guys are even worlds better than the named two bands!!! On top of it we do get non-stop great lyrics, personal, political, critical of society, critical of the scene, paying tribute to family and friends, Straight Edge, real life stories, etc., and all done just fucking amazingly good!!! The tattoo style artwork looks fuckin' awesome, and on the backcover we do get a picture of one of my personal faves ever, an English Bulldog, so also for that thumbs up!!! The production sound of this record is also gold and a true bomb, so also for that thumbs up!!! So, to get back to the beginning, after some time to get worked into that record WISDOM IN CHAINS really convinced me as strong and as much as with their "CLASS WAR" masterpiece, and yes, "EVERYTHING YOU KNOW" is also a masterpiece of that kind that other bands would go murder and sell their souls to get at least one record of that kind and quality done once in their time of existence. What's left to say? Nothing, but: Get it!!! Cheers & Oi! (10 of 10 points)
Now you do also get a video of them... okay, okay, it's more just the cover picture that's shown all the time during the song is playing, and that song is my totally favorite "CHASING THE DRAGON". An great larger than life Hardcore anthem, that you really do need to know, so here it comes just for you (and me)!!! But, before the video, you now do get the brilliant lyrics of the song, and yeahr, WISDOM IN CHAINS do really speak from deep out of my soul, so now here are the lyrics:
WISDOM IN CHAINS - "CHASING THE DRAGON"
I've been hooked since the first hit I ever took,
they warned me not to go inside but I had to take a look.
I stepped down into a smokey room
I'm getting stared at hard so I kept on steppin'
Right up to the line just to wait my turn
I started to sweat and my eyes wer burning
When I felt him through the smoke just out of sight
He said: "Son are you ready for the rest of your life?"
I said, "Gimme, gimme please, gimme please Mr. Pusher man
I don't think you know what it means to me
I gotta gotta have it. Do you understand?
I gotta know how it feels when your mind is free."
Now I know how it feels to fly
My eyes are wide open and my souls on fire
All those years I was living a lie
But last night Hardcore saved m life
There's nothing I can do and there's nothing I can say
I'll be chasing that dragon 'till the fire goes away
It's the truth in the anger and the feeling in the sound
For the rest of my time on eart I'll chase that dragon down
Now I'm grown and I can't get past it
The way I get chills when the music's blasting
I never found nothing that could move me like this
With a fist in the air I must resist
Young and old, boys and girls
In every color around the world
We gather together every couple das
To honor the ones that paved the way
Oh no I can't stop
I got the marks on my skin and I'm ready to go
It's in my veins and it's in my soul
I love Hardcore Punk Rock & Roll
Now I know how it feels to fly
My eyes are wide open and my souls on fire
All those years I as living a lie
But last night Hardcore saved my life
There's nothig I can do nd there's nothing I can say
I'll be chasing that dragon 'till the fire goes away
It's the truth in the anger and the feeling in the sound
For the rest of my time on earth I'll chase that dragon down
It's like my soul's on fire
For the rest of my time on earth I'll chase that dragon down
(WISDOM IN CHAINS - CHASING THE DRAGON", taken from "EVERYTHING YOU KNOW" record, released by "I Scream Records" in the late fall of 2009)
So, and now, after the lyrics, here comes the promised video, enjoy it, enjyo the track:

video
WISDOM IN CHAINS - "CHASING THE DRAGON"

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