The Great Redneck Hope
Behold The Fuck Thunder


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dancin' Man USER (40 Reviews)
November 7th, 2005 | 33 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


<p>The Great Redneck Hope strikes again with Behold the *** Thunder (whose name I'm not sure will show up on sputnik). Fast and powerful, this quartet shows what grind is all about. The songs are too short to get boring yet suprisingly catchy. I'm not sure if you ever hear the same part more than once unconsecutively which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. They use a suprising amount of melody while still keeping things properly chaotic. A number of samples litter the album from the open 3 seconds to the last half of &quot;Girl Are Your Pregnant...&quot; they are properly unfitting adding to the clear humor of the band. The song titles as you can see are excellent and very funny. </p><p>&nbsp;There are so many great things to notice on this album. You have to asume that for a band with such short fast songs (song length average sits at 54 seconds) The drums are very grind-y and good, but not the standout. The standout is most certainly the guitar which is very stylized, jumping all over the place. As an example, in &quot;Let's Fall In Love Over AIM...&quot; there is a very clear blues/southern influnece. The bass is also quite good and usually, there is a cool interplay between bass and guitar.</p><p>&nbsp;It's hard to say alot about this album because while it has just as many riffs and parts as most 60 minute albums, it is still under 1 minutes itself. I'd recommend this to fans of grind, tech metal or any core in general, especially fans of The Number 12 Looks Like You, Daughters, Into The Moat and The Dillinger Escape Plan.</p><p>&nbsp;Pros<br /> + Very technical<br /> + Original songwriting<br /> + Never repetitive or redundant<br /> + As catchy as something this short can ever be.<br /> + Great Production<br /> </p><p>Cons<br /> - Too short<br /> - Some might not find it serious enough<br /> - ...<br /> </p>



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masada
November 7th 2005


2733 Comments


Ah, grind and its song titles.

Nice review, but it seems a little bit too short. I guess it's hard to describe since it's so short.

DesolationRow
November 7th 2005


833 Comments


9 minutes? Jesus.......I've heard of this album, and also have heard it was pretty good.

Arrakakaka
November 7th 2005


685 Comments


Dude, you're Sputnik's grind king. I hail to you. But the review wasn't up to standards with your others.This Message Edited On 11.07.05

jimay333
November 7th 2005


433 Comments


Best song titles ever. Guess the title did show up on Sputnik...

Dancin' Man
November 7th 2005


719 Comments


I know. I'm sick and slightly delirious with a fever of 101. I'll edit in something more insightful later.

Jawaharal
November 7th 2005


1832 Comments


sounds like a cool album

CushMG15
November 7th 2005


1810 Comments


I've been meaning to get into some grindcore...would these guys be a good introduction?

Dancin' Man
November 8th 2005


719 Comments


No. Well, maybe. Certainly if you want an instant plunge. Of course, I got the instant plunge into extreme metal with Cryptopsy and hated it until I found Opeth until I finally got to where I am today. So yeah, go for it.

safetyinnumbers
November 8th 2005


10 Comments


Great band, great album.

Fast Fingers, I like Great Redneck Hope, but I'm not really into grind - I don't like Daughters much. Can you recommend me any bands like Great Redneck Hope?

Good review too; especially for how short the cd is

cbmartinez
November 8th 2005


2525 Comments


This band is so awesome. They're breakdowns are ridiculous (I love the ones on "God, are you there...") and they are just an incredible band.

TGRH > Number 12

spoon_of_grimbo
November 9th 2005


2241 Comments


sounds... interesting! lol.

i might check this out, but not if theyre charging full album album price. i refuse to pay more than a fiver for 9minutes of music, thats barely an EP!

Dancin' Man
January 22nd 2006


719 Comments


This band wins live. I saw them last night and they are just great. The bassist was using his backup stuff and his backup head looks like something out of Star Trek.

iamrockzorz
May 7th 2007


1029 Comments


is this better than their first cd?

DWittisarockstar
October 28th 2007


1501 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

More cds need to be like this.

randomguitarist
December 4th 2009


158 Comments


^^ Agree. This is how grindcore should be done

Tyler.
October 26th 2012


14924 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is great

wacknizzle
October 26th 2012


14521 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Whoa, I'm glad people still listen to this. I just to jam it a ton in High School.

Tyler.
October 26th 2012


14924 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

More people need to hear this

wacknizzle
October 26th 2012


14521 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I just decided to put it for the first time in a few years and it blew me away. I forgot how good it is.

wacknizzle
October 14th 2013


14521 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Aww, too bad this is so short. It rules



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