Come In And Burn
3.All I Want
4.The End Of Something
5.On My Way To The Cage
7.During A City
9.Spilling Over The Side
11.Saying Goodbye Again
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Rollins Band: Henry Rollins (vocals); Chris Haskett (guitar); Melvin Gibbs (bass guitar); Sim Cain (drums).
Henry Rollins is a coffee achiever. The erstwhile Black Flag frontman has written books, started book publishing and record companies, established himself as a major spoken-word performer, appeared in several films and, oh yeah, he's got his own band. On COME IN AND BURN, another fine Rollins Band album cut with the same efficient, take-no-prisoners, accept-no-excuses style as the rest, Rollins doesn't so much sing as declaim, either in a creepily distant monotone or an urgent bark. This vocal style makes perfect sense here, as anything else would clash with the workmanlike thrash-metal churned out by the band.
It is the Rollins Band's intention to pummel its listeners into submission, so the lack of subtlety and shifting dynamics is a functional necessity. Rollins' lyrics offer enough tales of pain, self-hatred and depression to make an afternoon TV talk show host drool, but he faces these emotions head on, with no sentimentality or pretension.
Rolling Stone (3/6/97, pp.67-69) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...the loud-to-quiet dynamics and roller-coaster tempos suggest a trio whose members are responding to one another on the fly....Gibbs frequently drives the melodies with bulldozer riffs....Texture--not the number of notes played--is what counts..."
Entertainment Weekly (3/28/97, pp.64-65) - "...For anyone who's ever dreamed about a musical summit meeting between Metallica and the Mahavishnu Orchestra--we know you're out there--this stuff is manna..." - Rating: B-
Q (5/97, p.127) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Rollins is still one of the best writers on the alternative scene.