Ahead of the Game

Release date: November 20th 2006
Label: Scarlet Records
Provided by: BL Music

Rating: 79/100
Cover artwork rating: 70
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: December 3rd 2006 

Five albums down the road, Denmarkís finest hardcore outfit Barcode are still hammering away without betraying their US hardcore roots.

Those familiar with the band will find few compromises in style and expression. The suitable heaviness of the production is guaranteed by Tue Madsenís trained ear. The capable new singer SS Graveyard must be termed as a more than worthy replacement for Butch.


Personally, Iím not high-flying by the effort, but thatís just because I never was a big straight-edge hardcore fan. But when even someone as ignorant as I can see the qualities of this, then it must be frigginí good for a real hardcore fan!


Recommended: A Wider Shade of Pain (a really efficient piece of groovy hardcore Ė BREAK IT DOWN MOTHERFUCKER! Ė hell yeah!)