Similar to their previous releases, heavy metal environmentalists Earth Crisis
combine brutal music with thought-provoking lyrics on Breed the Killer
. The only problem is, without the aid of a lyric sheet, you have to take their word for it, since the vocals are a combination of unintelligible barks and growls. Their musical approach can be compared to such other politically oriented bands as Rage Against the Machine
, but Earth Crisis
' compositions contain more prominent elements of hardcore than the aforementioned outfits. For example, "Ultramilitance" is an anthem for eco-terrorists, inspired by those who put an end to whaling ships and fur factories. Heavy riffs and drumming can be found throughout the entire album -- the opening "End Begins," "Drug Related Homicide," "Filthy Hands to Famished Mouths," and the title track are all prime examples. It may sound a bit monotonous to the uninitiated, but longtime fans will surely be pleased.