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Album Review

Back in the late '80s, hardcore and metal seemed to be undergoing some sort of stylistic melding, as bands like Sick of It All and Warzone slowed down and began playing chugging, downtuned riffs. Then Judge came along and detonated a nuclear bomb within the scene; they were the heaviest of all; so heavy, in fact, that they covered Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks." Well, Full Blown Chaos are the heaviest hardcore band since Judge. Indeed, they're practically a death metal group, from their cover art to their song titles. Vocalist Ray Mazzola has a guttural, throaty roar that sounds like someone taught a grizzly bear to talk, and he's backed by crushingly heavy, staccato riffs and plenty of double bass drumming. The dual guitar leads on "Silence Is Broken" are straight from the Judas Priest catalog. Full Blown Chaos were signed to Stillborn Records, the label run by Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, for a while, and it's easy to see why: they share the impulse to cross Sick of It All with Slayer, Gorilla Biscuits with Pantera. This is a fist-pumping, bicep-flexing album that could easily appeal to metalheads if only the bandmembers were willing to grow their hair. As long as FBC continue to talk about themselves as a hardcore band, though, they'll be limited to hardcore audiences, and they deserve better.

Customer Reviews

Ooo weee!

This is what hardcore wants to be when it grows up.

Venomous, vulgar, violent, brutal and so good!

Seriously, this is some heavy stuff and you should buy it so these guys can quit their day jobs.

To the main reviewer.

I don't speak for all metalheads but I can assure you this not all metalheads hate hardcore, once upon a time there were tensions but after the metalcore exposion and such and some old school thrash sounding very punk like, for the most part alot of the youth in both scenes have let the issue drop, we're all under one big umbrella of underground heavy often times unaccessible music, so we're family. So we respect hardcore bands but as for full blown chaos well, their not very good, uneventful dulldrums of an album. But I personally love hatebreed, sick of it all and more so please know your generality is no longer current and needs updated to the now.

Wana be's

The singer just sounds like he he trying to hard not good not the worst beter than hip-hop


Formed: Floral Park, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

New York City's Full Blown Chaos first unleashed their uncompromising metal/hardcore assault via a self-titled 2001 EP, which was later released on one-time bassist Ed Conroy's Jailhouse Records. They built a following opening for groups like Hatebreed and Sepultura, and in 2003, Jailhouse partnered up with Jamey Jasta's Stillborn Records for the release of another EP, Prophet of Hostility. The crew followed up in October 2004 on Stillborn with the album Wake the Demons. Full Blown Chaos spread their...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: Feb 01, 2011
  • Parental Advisory

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