Rise For Order - Rip It Up
The Canadian four-piece Rise For Order released their debut EP in 2006, and they are clearly dedicated to making music. Their sound is intense, certainly, and all the parts are well-played, but I'm not convinced on the parts themselves. There are some good musical ideas in here, and the music does grab you firmly by the balls, which is what you want from a metal album. Problem is, you eventually get bored of having your wotsits fondled and push it out of bed so you can have a smoke.
To be frank, they sound like Papa Roach, but not quite as creative, which is not what Papa Roach were widely known for. And let's face it, this particular brand of 90's emo-metal doesn't have much going for it unless you're a disgruntled 15-year-old stubbornly perfecting your dangerous face. Tracks like 'How You Like Me Now' and 'Weed And Hooker Spit', while charmingly named, don't fill you with confidence, and don't really lift that view throughout.
Rise For Order have to entirely reject order and rise above the emo category a lot of 90's metal fell into. There's nothing wrong with the soundscape apart from the fact that there's no variety, no ups and downs - a little bit like Holland. I genuinely like the song 'Not Enough', for instance - it's different. if someone played me that song, I'd say "Oh, that's by Rise For Order". If someone played me any other, I'd say "Wait, that was... Lost Prophets? No, hang on... Maybe Bush? Thats not it either..."
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