Album: "All Is Not Well" (1996)
Label: Noise records
Style: Metal
Songs: 13


Reviewed by: Darklight

This band sounds a lot like Rage Against The Machine with a female vocalist. This is hard-core and aggressive music that rages. The guitars are thrashy, the bass is funky, the drums slam, and the female singer screams with pure hatred. All of the songs mix both hip-hop and punk elements into one hybrid style of music. Each song is fast and furious, and will make you want to mosh. Unfortunately, there are no electronics, synths, or samples to be found here. But there is some distortion, and the guitars are performed fairly uniquely to give off some cool sounds. I have never heard any female singer shout with so much pent up rage before. She will belt out lyrics in a hip-hop style, and then just scream like a lunatic. The lyrics are very blunt and are filled to the rim with profanity. Each song is very funky and catchy. But they all do tend to sound the same, and they each only reach about three minutes in length. If you like Rage Against The Machine, Korn, Deftones, and Senser then you will like Manhole as well.