I just listened to this album for the very first time yesterday. Having loved "You Are The Victim" (despite the band's and some fans dislike for it), it's pretty safe to say I like this one a whole hell of a lot more. Everything I loved about the former is here...Just a lot cleaner and clearer in every way...
A way to look at it is for instance, when you compare D.R.I.'s "Dirty Rotten LP" to "Dealing With It". Both albums share a lot songs, but the recording quality is shit on the former and they hadn't reached the level of musical proficiency displayed on the latter. It's really the same kind of deal with Raw Power. "Screams From The Gutter" is far superior for those reasons. To those who haven't heard Raw Power, they play Hardcore punk with numerous metal flirtations here and there and basically all throughout. As generic as a description as that is, I can't really call it crossover, cause it's really more of a hardcore album, but it's kinda crossover still. It just kicks ass.
All I can say is to check this one out and also do give "You Are The Victim" a chance. Thanks to the anonymous posters who told me to check this one out. I wasn't disappointed. Now I share with the world...Or to whoever is kind enough to pay this blog a visit. Enjoy!
Raw Power-Screams From The Gutter:
1. State Oppression
2. Joe's The Best
4. A Certain Kind Of Killer
6. My Boss
7. No Card
9. Start A Fight
10. Don't Let Me See It
12. Raw Power
13. Our Oppression
14. We're All Gonna Die
15. Police, Police
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Include a link to your shit and don't be a fag, you fucking faggot. Eat a dick. Lick on these testicles. I wanna anally inseminate Miles Ellerbeck (this will probably be here a year or two before he sees it...Love you bro). Also open yourself up to constructive criticism. I'll bluntly tell you it sucks and give the world a link to see just how bad it sucks. I am mimicking the stream of conscious asshole blogger speech now. Fuck you and eat several more dicks.