Review : FULL BLOWN CHAOS – "Full Blown Chaos"

Full Blown Chaos – Full Blown Chaos
Release: 2011Feb01 (US)
Label: Ironclad Recordings
Rating: 3/5

Before I dive into this album, I’d like to do a public service announcement regarding metalcore:  First of all, if you attend a Full Blown Chaos show and a band member tells you to punch the person next to you, do not, I repeat, do not go through with this. Second of all, if you hear references to 2012 (“Doomageddon”, “The Walking Dead”) or macho posturing (“Gutter Mouth”), take off your headphones. If neither the former nor the latter are enough to faze you, check out this these words from vocalist Ray Mazzola in the press release: You need to be in everyone’s face and make them remember you whether they like it or not. Remember, metalheads don’t let fellow metalheads listen to Full Blown Chaos.

Subject matter aside, the music goes something like this: breakdown, (loud screaming), breakdown, (bones snapping), breakdown (bomb falling) and breakdown. I hate to be so blunt but there are bands that have done this much better, such as Hatebreed and Throwdown. If you think that I’m not being specific enough, then imagine FBC as a  jacked-up version of Madball. To FBC‘s credit, the tracks are consistent with thundering drums (courtesy of Jeff Facci) mixed in with breakdown-heavy guitars and bass (Mike Facci, Mark Gumbrecht and Dustin Jennings).

Full Blown Chaos sticks to what they know with this release. Unfortunately, they’re 10 years too late. Clean up the sound, vocals, and please—for the love of Alex Jones—write about something relevant for a change.

FCC: 3, 8, ?
Try: 1, 6, 9

01. Doomageddon
02. Villains
03. Rise & Conquer
04. The Walking Dead
05. Silence Is Golden
06. Die Like You Live
07. Gravedigger
08. Gutter Mouth
09. War Machine
10. Battle Hymns and Broken Bones
11. C.O.B.R.A
12. Cain Marko
13. The Path I Walk

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