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terça-feira, 27 de setembro de 2011

Raw Radar War

Ok, i love these guys, and this EP kicks ass. "On A Field Of White" is the last release by the awesome band Raw Radar War (by the way, since the last post of the band, have you read the name of the band backwards?? Pretty cool ahn?). One thing that draws me to this EP is that it concerns Simo Hayha, Finland’s most aggressive patriot and easily the biggest lone-gunman badass in modern military history. You can read more about him here, but for now, here’s a quick summary: One WWII sniper. 100 days. Limited daylight. One rifle. 505 registered kills. And even when the Russians finally got to him after a slew of counter-sniping and artillery fire, and shot him in the head, dude did not die. The bullet blew off a good part of his cheek and crushed his jaw, but he regained consciousness on the very day peace was declared between Finland and Russia. He hunted moose, trained dogs and lived on his own until his death at the age of 96 in 2002. The EP cover is a sketch made by the man itself.

RRW did a solid job of aurally representing Hayha’s formidable marksmanship and the dark chaos of war with their sludgy, battering crusty hardcore. While the biting guitars do draw some from Entombed, and man.. i love Jonah's voice, although I'm not a fan of his other projects i just think that in RRW his voice fits like a fuckin' bullet in a riffle barrel. At not even 8 minutes, these fast, loud songs get in and get out...just like the man they were inspired by. 

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