Sacred Reich   The American Way
3.9
excellent
Ranking: #81 for 1990

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4.0 excellentovrot rocks; he's the man | June 26th 11

Jonny can you hear me turn that music downrYou're making too muchrnoise I mean it do it now rall that stuff is evil Ozzy, Judas Priestrthere's backwards messages in that stuff that leads you to the beastrJonny don't you hear me open up that door rI've been calling you for hoursrI won't say it anymore just wait until your dad gets home and sees whatryou have done kicked out of school you've got no job you're a useless delinquent bum roh my god it's Jonny hanging by his neck all those metalralbums have led him to his deathrFuck yeahroh and 31 Flavors rules

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3.5 greatKILL | June 23rd 10

yea its slower but still rules

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4.0 excellentFirstStrikeIsDeadly | May 25th 14

Sacred Reich mellows their approach a bit, but that's okay, because they pull it off well. Phil Rind's vocals have now settled comfortably into aggressive and rough singing instead of just shouting; he even drives Crimes Against Humanity more than the guitar riffs do. This fits well with their more varied and less brutal approach. Hell, they even have a semi-ballad here, in the form of Who's To Blame. They're even more reliant on social commentary as lyrical subject matter than before. They even tell their listeners to explore genres other than metal; the fun yet oft-derided 31 Flavors is a rap/funk number with sexual double entendres. As much as I like a lot of songs here, though, the album as a whole just can't quite achieve a score above a 4 for me. Individually, the songs are pretty damn good (Well, except for I Don't Know, which even seems to rip a riff from Violent Solutions from their first album; this song obviously sounds like they were out of ideas), but listening to the whole album...something about it just lacks a specific punch. For one thing, I really wish this had just a little more of the band's brutal thrash approach seen on Ignorance; I Don't Know is supposed to be really fast, but doesn't really work that way, and when Crimes Against Humanity and State of Emergency (two back-to-back songs with very similar lengths and structures) rev up, you just don't feel that thrash metal intensity. When you're in the right mood, though, this album's best moments fucking rule.

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2.5 averageTheNotrap | August 2nd 11

In my opinion The American Way always was overrated. We can find good moments here, but not enough to make this a great record. Their previous work is better.

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