With one firm foot in the hardcore community and the other stomping in the metal scene RAISED FIST are back to leave us breathless with the deliverance of their fourth studio-album.
With the new intense wall of sound killer-album Sound of the Republic the focus and determination to take their brutal hardcore to a new level is stronger than ever. Completely destroying all boundaries - this is the new sound of the Raised Fist republic!
Over the years RF has become a well respected name in the hardcore scene. Formed back in 1993 when the scene in Europe started to simmer, the band took it first steps with influences taken mainly from bands as Gorilla Biscuits and Youth Of Today. A couple of early eps, followed by the three full-length albums Fuel(98), Ignoring The Guidelines (00) and Dedication (02) has lead to a gradual musical development, as well as earning them fine criticism from many leading music-magazines as well as massive support and legendary cult-status among the kids.
With the ferocious onslaught, variety and flexibility and musical maturity of Sound Of The Republic, Raised Fist lead by mad-man Alexander "Alle" Rajkovic, and strengthened by the recruitment of Matte Modin's (Dark Funeral) razor sharp drumming, in addition with the excellent work of producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad) has come up with a record that certainly will be a milestone in the bands career as well as shaping the European hardcore/metal landscape in 2006.
Raised Fist deliver sheer brutality - a pissed of aggression that makes you feel like you are being repeatedly battered in the faced with a large hammer. As painful as it may sound - if you don't like getting sonically ridden over - just look elsewhere!!!