The Warriors Genuine Sense of Outrage

The Warriors Genuine Sense of Outrage

Remember the Warriors’ lacklustre 2006 effort, Beyond the Noise? Forget about it. The group’s Victory Records debut is a stunning return to form, simultaneously pumping up the aggression while using their diverse influences properly this time around. Front-man Marshall Lichtenwaldt’s vocals seem more vitriolic than ever, although his melodiousness and range are not lost. The overall sonic quality is a big step up from prior efforts — it’s nice to see a legitimate hardcore band get the recording budget they deserve. Musically, the group serve up a scathing concoction of mid-’90s metallic hardcore and classic punk rock, with a tasteful element of hip-hop swagger. Think Rage Against the Machine meets Snapcase with a touch of the Circle Jerks and pristine production. Those who haven’t bought a Victory release since they signed Taking Back Sunday might want to consider lifting their boycott. (Victory)