Released: 2005, Victory Records
If you are looking for ultra melodic up-tempo Hardcore, look no further. With Honor deliver just that with their interesting newest offering THIS IS OUR REVENGE. I don’t know who the revenge is against, but I am thankful it is not against me, cause this is pretty intense stuff.
THIS IS OUR REVENGE is full of powerful and well-thought catchy choruses. You just need to listen to “Like Trumpets”, “You always said” and “Elevens” to know what I am talking about. Others like “Up and Out” and “Bottoms Up” make you experience a much harsher sound with its pissed off and fast picking guitar playing.
If you asked me what is the best thing found in this release, without a doubt I would answer Todd Mackey. His vocals are extremely emotional. In every song he just rips out his heart spitting out truly passionate screams.
The one complain I have with THIS IS OUR REVENGE is that its running time is pretty pathetic: 27 minutes. Fans don’t deserve to pay the price of a normal CD for what I consider could have been an EP. I know that Hardcore offerings are usually shorter than Metal ones, but 27 minutes for a long running is very short in my book even if it is polka, and this is the main reason why this CD is getting this score.
THIS IS OUR REVENGE is a great CD. These guys have got a very bright future ahead of them if they continue playing with this passion. I just wish that next time they release a longer lasting offering. It is not nice waiting for bands new CD for a period of time, and realizing that it only lasts 27 minutes. Stay Heavy!!!