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Perpetual State of Aggression

by Metal Militia

Metal Militia - This album is filled with fast paced Thrash/Speed Metal guitar riffs, intense drums and bass line with heavy vocals. A must buy for Metal Heads.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Thrash/Speed Metal
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1. Darkest Days
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2. Arbitrary
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3. Perpetual State of Aggression
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4. Sick of it All
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5. Six String Suicide
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6. Slave of Darkness
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7. The Feeder
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8. Omnicide
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9. Machines of War
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10. Impending Holocaust
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Metal Militia - Biography
Contact: Gina Gregoletto
954-914-3823
gfarf@aol.com
www.metalmilitia.cc


Metal Militia a Ft. Lauderdale, FL based Heavy Metal band formed in 1999 have been called the "Next Generation of Metal" by magazines from around the world including Rock Hard (Germany), Metal Observer (Germany) Metal Integral (France), Heavy Metal Forces (Japan) and US based Metal Edge and Pit magazines. Known for their special blend of European Thrash mixed with American Hardcore sound, Metal Militia was catapulted onto the national music scene in 2003 with their Debut CD "Perpetual State of Aggression" earning the band two Grammy® Considerations in the Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album categories with 18 year old singer/bass player Paolo Gregoletto leading the way.

Performances on nationally known festivals including LOCOBAZOOKA! (www.locobazooka.com) where Metal Militia was selected to perform as a "future star" with 15,000 people in attendance playing along side National Recording artists Staind, Sevendust, Ill Nino, Lacuna Coil, Smile Empty Soul just to name a few. The band known for its hard work ethic has spent the past two years touring the South East and through the Midwest with stops at Milwaukee Metal Fest, March Metal Meltdown V finding themselves as a supporting act for great bands like God Forbid, Sworn Enemy, Spineshank, 40 Below Summer and showcasing their music at the 2003 Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, GA. Rounding out the band is Jason Mooney (2002 Drum finalist) for Slayer, Chris Manning whose speed and amazing skill as lead guitarist elevates the band to a new level of playing followed by George Buritica on Rhythm Guitar whose back up vocals adds a new dimension to the bands sound.

As spring 2004 approaches Metal Militia is gearing up for a busy tour schedule with shows on Sun N Steel Metal Festival, Tampa, FL in March, NJ March Metal Meltdown and Sick As Sin Metal Fest in Lowell, MA and A Day In The Park Festival, May 2nd at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie with Dying Fetus, Bleeding Through,All Out War, Throwdown and more (www.rhythmdenrock.com). In April the band returns to Florida to begin pre-production on their sophomore album with a special 4 song EP sampler schedule for release this summer. Metal Militia has proven that persistence, focus, drive, and endless promotion pays off with an ever growing fan base expanding around the country throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. National and foreign media and internet radio are tracking this evolving group predicting they are the next generation of metal and hardcore music to break through the barriers and bring their intense stage show and music to the masses.

Paolo Gregoletto (Singer/Bass Guitar) Jason Mooney (Drums), Chris Manning (Lead Guitar) and George Buritica (Rhythm Guitar/Back Up Vocals)


For more information please visit their website at www.metalmilitia.cc


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pelos

old school thrash-speed with a 21st century touch
if you like old-school thrash metal from the late 80's heydays you will be surprised with this band who delivers that style even though it's a 2003 release. Overall, a good album, not too original. Great vocals, sound like Atrophy. It' s way too obvious the Metallica-Slayer influence. A couple of song are almost a copy of those bands. They have to find their own style. If you like thrash/speed metal you will not be dissappointed but don't expect a masterpiece.

Chris Gleason

Chugging Speed metal with a ton of aggressive Thrash!
This is the kind of aggression that Metallica introduced in the early 80's. This cd is packed with thrashing anger, and I just love the speeding triplets that this album dishes out like its Armeggedon. If people try to say this band is just copying Metallica, they are correct in one way...this cd proves to the world that original Thrash/Speed metal still exists.

Metalgenius

The Musicianship is excellent could have some better quality but all in all thra
This is an excellent cd sound quality not bad but the musicianship is shreddin thrash at it's best

Marty

mental!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Band greatest eva 'n' heavy MENTAL!!!!!!!!

Laura

Heavy heavy heavy...
Metal maniacs rejoice! Metal as it should be...listen LOUD.
Hope theres lots more to come from this great band!

Mr.Green

this cd is insane
this band got it right this is no bullshit straight up metal very inspiring

Steely Neil

Great Bay Area Thrash sound. Reminds of 80's thrash scene.
Metal Militia are a throwback to the great 80's Bay Area
Thrash metal sound. You are immediately reminded of the big
4 of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. I would also
throw in Exodus and Testament. Kudos to Metal Militia
for playing this brand of metal, instead of the so called
Nu-Metal sound of Korn or Slipknot.

Mike Korn - Music Street Journal


Milwaukee Metalfest is the annual gathering of head bangers that some have likened
to a heavy metal cattle drive, with thousands of lowing fans plodding continuously in
front of mostly unknown and unlauded bands. The upside of this is that occasionally
one finds a true stud bull amongst all the lesser steers. This year it was Metal Militia
from South Florida who took that honor, delivering an incredible set of old-school
thrash that quickly gathered a crowd of headbanging admirers. I was so impressed
by their sweaty live gig that I immediately tracked down their independent album
"Perpetual State of Aggression".

It was no disappointment. This band of kids (the oldest being 19) have come up with
an album that defines the entire thrash genre. There's a youthful energy and naivete
to their approach that makes listening to them a pleasure. Hearing "Perpetual State"
thrust me back 15 years in time, to the age when thrash metal was the most exciting
new force in music. Metal Militia, judging by their name, are clearly inspired by early
Metallica but they are no mere clones. They inject their own rugged identity into their
material, focusing on the repetition of classic riffs and an advanced skill in songwriting
that makes sure each track sticks in your head. This ability is something Metallica forgot
long ago. Lead singer/bassist Paolo Gregoletto looks like his Mom still picks him up
after soccer games, but his raspy voice has just the right angry quality to it. Chris
Reiser's soloing is BRILLIANT and summons up images of Kirk Hammett in his youth.
The solos on this album just ROCK and that's all there is to it. The drumming of Nick
Phares is thunderous and adds another layer of power to the attack.

It's scary to think of what Metal Militia might accomplish in the future. This band
should be signed QUICK! For anyone who thinks the glory days of Metallica,
Slayer and Exodus have passed forever, pick up "Perpetual State of Aggression"
and think again!

Wormwood Chronicles


It is 1982. You are combing the metal section of your local record store to see what new vinyl pill you can get for your headbanging fix. You've already got the latest from Judas Priest and the British upstarts Iron Maiden when your eye is caught by something new...Metallica! A garish red and black cover, with bloodpspattered imagery piques your interest. You take a chance, buy the record "Kill 'Em All" and put it on the turntable. Nothing prepares you for the whirlwind of deadly, fast KILLER heavy metal you hear! This is your first taste of something called" thrash metal"...and it changes your idea of heavy metal for ever!

It is 2003. The days of "Kill 'Em All" are long gone...the latest record by Metallica is a poorly produced and played effort of all anger and no technique. There's still plenty of thrash to be found, but the fierce, heady feeling you got listening to old Metallica, Slayer and Exodus is not really around anymore. You peruse the metal section of your local CD Emporium when a modest album cover grabs your eye. "Perpetual State of Aggression" is the title and the band is Metal Militia. What is this, some cheap Metallica tribute? You take a chance like you did all those years ago and buy the record. You slip it into the CD player...and 21 years vanishes like nothing. For the next 45 minutes, it's like grunge, death and nu metal never existed. You didn't think it was possible that music like this could still be played...and played so well. Tears of gratitude fall from your eyes...the Metal Gods have smiled! Thrash lives again! And better than ever, if Metal Militia is any guide!

I'm telling you people, if you don't grab this record, you will regret it for the rest of your lives. These kids from Fort Lauderdale, Florida...none of whom were even BORN when Metallica first formed...have recreated the power, passion and sheer headbanging fury of classic American thrash metal like no other band I have ever heard. I can't explain in words how much Metal Militia recreates the golden era of thrash...it's something you have to hear for yourself. The quality of the chugging riffs, the absolutely BRILLIANT lead guitar soloing (like Hammet did about 20 years ago), the raw but not death vocals, the sheer RIGHTNESS of M.M.'s songwriting all combine to make "Perpetual State of Aggression" one of the best thrash albums ever recorded, past or present. I mean, "Machines of War"...have you ever heard a catchier riff EVER? Just listen to the chord progressions on "Arbitrary" or the "Hell Awaits" style thrashing mayhem of "Slaves of Darkness". Listen and BELIEVE! "Omnicide", "Darkest Days", "The Impending Holocaust"...it's all waiting for you to discover. Shining jewels of mayhem, every single one. Only on the ballad "Sick Of It All" do the band stumble a bit and even that song is not anything to be ashamed of.

Brian Slagel, President of Metal Blade, in 1981, you had the chance to sign Metallica to your label and blew it. Don't let it happen again! SIGN Metal Militia! Considering their youthful ages, this is a band set to dominate the metal scene every bit as much as Metallica did...and maybe more!
The most essential metal record ever reviewed in Wormwood Chronicles

Mordred


Who said that Metal is dead in the USA!? After the first wave initiated with bands like
TWISTED TOWER DIRE, CAGE, THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG and others, it’s time
for the younger generation to start sharpening their claws and break out! METAL MILITIA, as
the name would suggest, dwell in the Thrash soundscape so common 15 years ago. Although
the name might suggest a very METALLICA approach, I’d say the bands that come up to mind
when listening to “Perpetual State of Aggression” are ATROPHY (the vocals are very similar) and
early METAL CHURCH (the heaviness of the riffs!). The ten tracks on offer are very aggressive and
heavy, although never falling into modern influences. They also know how to keep the tracks short
(averaging 4:30 min) although sometimes the excessive repetition of riffs seems a bit exaggerated
(“The Feeder” comes to mind). A bit more variation could benefit a lot those songs! Nevertheless,
this is an album that screams underground from every pore and as young as they are (the oldest
guy – lead guitarist Chris Reisser – is only 19!!) the future looks bright! Very good stuff!!
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