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Palehorse Amongst The Flock


01. St. Louis 02. Amongst the Flock 03. Consuming Me 04. Bleed the Sheep 05. Witch Hunt 06. 33 Degree 07. Last Place 08. As the Serpent 09. 1948 10. Domestic War 11. Mayday
2006 Bridge Nine Records
Our score 8

by Nick
2/19/2007

Although I've always been a huge proponent of innovation and experimentation in music, there's something to be said for taking a proven musical recipe and delivering it with great intensity and emotion. Bridge Nine's Palehorse appear to thoroughly understand this idea, as their latest release, Amongst the Flock, excels in capturing the intensity and emotion of a live show on recording, something that many in the genre have been failing to achieve as of late. Palehorse's musical formula relies heavily on the sound of mid-90's hardcore pioneers Integrity and Hatebreed, with a little bit of thrash thrown in to keep the record moving at a driving pace. Amongst the Flock is a true crossover record, displaying large amounts of double bass work and metal riffing, as well as a few moments of impressive lead guitar work over the course of the disc. Vinny Calandra's raspy vocals never fail to match the intensity of the instrumentation, as his politically charged lyrics paint a bleak portrait of the current state of society. I've always been one to be a little skeptical of the authenticity of hardcore lyrics, but when Calandra delivers lines like "We are a disease / We devour as we please / Neglected morality / We're all fucking doomed," it's difficult not to feel the absolute disdain in his voice. For those who like their hardcore pissed off, Palehorse is quite the goldmine. Jim Siegel's production on Amongst the Flock is another highlight, as it is clean enough to do justice to the excellent musical execution, but stays away from the overproduced side of the spectrum. Anyone familiar with recent Bridge Nine releases from Outbreak and Have Heart will most likely recognize and appreciate this production style from Siegel. Bottom Line: Amongst the Flock is a great example of an excellent metallic hardcore record that surpasses the rest of the pack in terms of its emotion and intensity. Fans of mid-90's crossover acts and those who simply enjoy their hardcore fast, angry, and heavy should take note of Palehorse.

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okarma_ 2/19/2007 10:32:15 AM

first bitches


Nick_ 2/19/2007 10:35:11 AM

First, again!


Nick_ 2/19/2007 10:35:27 AM

BALLS


Nick_ 2/19/2007 10:35:48 AM

That wasn't even close...


truthsayer_ 2/19/2007 10:58:45 AM

Great album - accurate review.


do you haev dep?_ 2/19/2007 11:35:04 AM

vocals are mixed way too low...band is a total ringworm and death threat ripoff...no need for more bands like this.


Godfatherofsoul_ 2/19/2007 11:41:22 AM

Isn't this the Integrity rip off?


bensy_ 2/19/2007 12:20:34 PM

great record, great band. You picked a crappy quote tho. "NEW WORLD ORDER/THEY PLAN TO KILL YOU"


notransitory_ 2/19/2007 12:26:04 PM

cool cd


shodan_ 2/19/2007 1:51:22 PM

Great album, good review.


Sam_ 2/19/2007 3:08:46 PM

This got an 8/10 because Palehorse has an ad on Lambgoat. GIMMICK EXPOSED.


Nick_ 2/19/2007 4:24:32 PM

Congratulations. You've got us all figured out.


Raw_Mike_ 2/19/2007 6:29:23 PM

Nick of gai


TheWood_ 2/19/2007 7:51:26 PM

I thoroughly enjoy this album.


drewxblood_ 2/20/2007 4:58:44 AM

great album. nothing angers me more than people who say a band sucks just because they are similar to a past band. this is hardcore. i want hardcore bands to sound like hardcore. they don't all have to invent a new genre every f*cking time, just be good at it. and i can guarantee every band that you f*cking nerds listen to isn't always "bringing something new to the table."


whoshotthefrog_ 2/20/2007 8:51:23 AM

this is a great album. good review.


CuntSnot_ 2/20/2007 9:14:15 AM

Ive heard a little of this band... good stuff, and this is a strong review... one of the better ones I've seen on Lambgoat actually


truant_69_ 2/21/2007 5:27:16 AM

palehorse >


vdburns_ 2/22/2007 10:29:01 AM

One of the best hardcore records to be released in the past couple of years. One of the few bands I can watch over and over again and never get bored with.


look_ma_no_hands_ 2/24/2007 12:46:38 AM

You can say that again you Colt loving gay


anonymous 2/26/2007 9:47:28 AM

"One of the best hardcore records to be released in the past couple of years. One of the few bands I can watch over and over again and never get bored with."- you must be very easily amused. next up! learning how to multiply and divide!!


some_kind_of_palsy_ 3/1/2007 10:40:55 PM

vocals are a little simple but f*cking beat record.