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CD REVIEW: The Last Barbarians - Take It Back and Boisterized
By Don Sechelski - 06/27/2010 - 08:37 PM EDT

Artist: The Last Barbarians
Album: Take It Back, Boisterized
Genre: Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Technical Grade: 10/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Performance Skill: 10/10
Best Songs: Slave Dog, Poseidon's Lion
CD Review: Philadelphia band, The Last Barbarians, is bent on destroying the old music business model. After releasing their first CD traditionally, the band decided in 2010 to release "digital 45's" free to their fans on their website. The first of these, Take It Back, came out in January and the most recent, Boisterized was recently released. Both are tasty samples of the band's "take no prisoners" brand of metal and progressive rock.

The Last Barbarians consists of Adam Phaneuf on drums, Dan Reilly on guitar, John Walters on bass, and vocalist, Mike McCaughan. Together these guys are dangerous. My personal favorite of the four songs thus far is Slave Dog, a head slamming rocker that will make your brain explode. If you are a fan of savage music, this is for you. I don't know if The Last Barbarians will destroy the last vestiges of the music business like they did the Roman Empire but I do this is quality music for free. Check out their website. If you've never heard them, you'll quickly be a fan.

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