A record that meets the old style coupled with a more heavy sometimes almost MACHINE HEAD-like metal assault. KERRANG gave "Fuel" four K´s (K K K K) and wrote "...It is a melody-free album of pogo-inducing open chords and Sick Of It All-style Noise. It's not just posturing either, these four men sound as if they really mean it and there isn't a track here that lets up for a second"..." Raised Fist sound like they're spoiling for a ruck, and after hearing "Fuel" you'll be too". (James Cooper). The second album "Ignoring The Guidelines" (recorded by Daniel Bergstand who has produced MACHINE HEAD and MESHUGGAH among others) was released by Burning Heart Records on May the 26th 2000 and is certainly another reason to believe.
Here, RAISED FIST takes their intense hardcore even further. The metal is there, but less prominent. The punk edge, the stomping build-ups and deadly aggressive styled vocals makes "Ignoring The Guidelines" to another great release from this hardcore cult maniacs. In the fall of 2002, RAISED FIST is releasing their third album, entitled "Dedication". Once again, produced by Daniel Bergstrand.
We are given another doe of the extreme and powerful hardcore we have come to know from this band. These guys and their brutal attack are again all over the place, showing total commitment and sincerity to the music they love. Crank it up real high, and you know why this band is and will continue to be one of the most talked about hardcore-acts in the world. "Dedication" is an illustration of desperation, in words and music. The band has become more successful over the years, with its aggressive music and vocals. Every new album seemed to have an even harder edge than its predecessor. As an example of their rise, the band played at the large Scandinavian Roskilde Festival in 2004. Burning Heart Records, the band's current record label, houses many other Swedish punk and hardcore bands.
The band currently consists of five members. Currently lineup: Marco - Guitar Daniel - Guitar Josse - Bass Alle - Vocals Matte - Drums Discography: 2015 - From The North 2009 - Veil Of Ignorance 2006 - Sound of the Republic 2002 - Dedication 2001 - Watch Your Step 2000 - Ignoring The Guidelines 1998 - Fuel 1996 - Stronger Than Ever (EP) 1994 - You're Not Like Me (EP) https://www.facebook.com/RaisedFistOfficial https://twitter.com/raisedfist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_Fist http://www.raisedfist.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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