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S-Core - Gust Of Rage
The band S-Core from France isn’t really internationally known yet, but was founded in 1998. The band was merged out of two Strasbourger metal groups. After several changes in the line-up, the actual start of the band's career began in 2003 with the release of their first full-length Riot…Process Engaged. This album was produced by Stéphane Buriez from the French death metal band Loudblast. It was a great success in France. Since then, everything went uphill. The band has been a support act for bands like Pro-Pain, Korn and Biohazard. 
The sound produced by some US metal bands from the 90s is a strongly noticeable base sound you’ll also hear when you play Gust Of Rage. The groove from (late 90s) Machine Head, Pantera, maybe even Soulfly, together with some Pro-Pain hardcore riffs and finished with some nice thrash type solos, is pretty much S-Core's sound.
A sudden burst of hate and anger. That is freely translated the meaning of a Gust Of Rage, and oh boy, is there hate in this music. Throughout the album you will meet raw, grooving, metalcore. The first song basically represents this CD, after listening this song, you can skip some tracks. Most songs sound the same. Even after six listening sessions. Still, there are some songs that distinguish themselves from the rest. One of those songs is “Buried”. This song appears to start the same as most of the other tracks, but as the singer of Hungarian progressive metal band Isten Háta Mögött joins lead singer Jean Kristophe Ketter for the clean vocals, suddenly the track becomes the freshest of the CD.

Directly after “Buried”, follows the pretty fast and great track “Rising Terror”. After the third interlude there are three songs left which should not be forgotten. Especially “Worst Of All”, which I can’t listen to without imagining a huge circle pit in front of me. Fun fact by the way, is that if you place the titles of the three interludes on this album in one sentence, it reads: “It takes a whole life to become a man”. Too bad that’s maybe the best thing of this album.
Overall this album is pretty solid. But a little too solid for it lacks variation. Mixing metal and hardcore has been done much more and better before. I think this album would get more (international) success if it was released before the big metalcore bubble.
S-Core - Gust Of Rage
65/1001Details Drakkar Records
Released on Friday Nov 28th, 2008
Hardcore / Thrash Metal

Writer @Mordecai on Monday Dec 8th, 2008

Tags: #S-Core
Tracklisting 1. Greaser One
2. Gust Of Rage
3. Requiem For A Dying Race
4. It Takes...
5. Misanthropie and Mean
6. Me and The World
7. ... A Whole Life...
8. Buried
9. Rising Terror
10. ... To Become A Man
11. In Memoriam
12. Worst Of All
13. Pangenesis
Line up Jean Christophe Ketter (Vocals)
Thomas Ketter (Guitar)
Bertrand Champredonde (Guitar)
Christian Mouilleron (Bass)
Mathieu-Barthelemy (Drums)