Point Blank Rage - The Sound Of Resistance review

Band: Point Blank Rage
Album: The Sound Of Resistance
Release date: 2007

01. The Sound Of Resistance
02. Overcoming
03. Riot
04. Blueprints To Depression
05. A New Pain
06. Stench Of Corruption (The Peacemaker)
07. This Is...
08. Surrender To Tragedy

There was a time when bands like Pantera and Obituary were regarded as extreme Metal acts; and newcomers Point Blank Rage tapped into this magic era to release their debut-album, The Sound of Resistance. Galy Records presents another Death Metal combo from Montreal, Quebec, and once again they do not disappoint.

Old school Thrash/Death Metal is on the menu with this album, and the Montreal musicians used their time-machine to revive the lost spirit of primal aggression. The combo is deadly with Alexandre Leblanc of Neuraxis fame on vocals, great guitar riffing from Maurizio Manitta, groovy bass lines from Pier Natalino Mussinni and clear-sounding drum work from Julien Mercier. Point Blank Rage is as imaginative as this kind of music allows them to be, but they mainly get to the point by delivering aggressiveness and head-banging melodies all the way throughout the songs.

Mixed by Jean-Francois Dagenais [Kataklysm, Misery Index], the record has a clear, old school sound that fits the musical style of the young band. Great detail has been applied to the artwork, proving once more that Galy Records are the leading Canadian label on the market.

For a debut album, The Sound of Resistance is more than I expected. The band laid down serious foundations for their future, however, one can say that the album lacks consistency and tends to worn out a little. Nevertheless, Point Blank Rage has done the job properly and the album is not without replay value.

Point Blank Rage is a name to remember, and already a force to reckon with on the Canadian scene. My advice is to go see them on tour, and to give this Sound of Resistance a serious listen, that is if you like old school aggression.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 9


Written on 23.10.2007 by Bringing you reviews of quality music and interesting questions such as:

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