The 21st Impact Second To None

Raised Fist may have the market cornered for brilliant, catchy, melodic Swedish hardcore, but there's always room for one or two runners-up, and that's right where the 21st Impact enter the picture. Not unlike their friends in Raised Fist, these guys play inspiring, up-beat and straight-ahead hardcore. The songs are catchy, fun and simplistic in a good way, bound to keep all feet tapping and spirits high throughout the day. But this one is going to remain in the shadows of the latest from Raised Fist; there are too many similarities to not be comparing them, and as good as they are, the 21st Impact just can't compete. Hey, no sweat, there's room for both in your CD collection, so keep this around for when Dedication gets worn out. You won't be disappointed. (Freedumb)