“It was not to be expected that Raised Fist would be able to develop their style even after all these years and therefore it is all the more beautiful. (…) Huge!” – Legacy (DE)
“In over 25 years, Raised Fist have said everything political that is possible to say for a hardrock-band. (…) On Anthems you’ll find pumped up, heated hardcore (…) and a bold, grand production.” – Visions (DE)
“Veering from the pounding vitriol of Venomous, the Seventh’s frantic, quasi-intellectual attack and the rabble-rousing Anthem in the space of the record’s first three songs, it’s clear we’re in for a rollercoaster ride.” – Kerrang! (UK)
“One of hardcore’s most dependable bands take a surprise left turn: streamlining their sound more than ever before, but still staring down injustice and corruption.” – Rock Sound (UK)
‘Anthems’, the seventh full-length by Swedish hardcore band Raised Fist, is out today via Epitaph Records. On this album, which has been receiving some early critical acclaim, the band has been working together with producers Roberto Laghi & Jakob Herrmann at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg and Oral Majority Recordings. The band focussed their efforts on just ten tracks to keep the album short and sweet and the intention clear. Frontman Alexander “Alle” Hagman insisted that all ten songs have a recognisable hook to grab the audience’s attention. “I told the boys, ‘I’m going to have a hook on every song before I leave the studio. There’s not going to be a song on this album that I leave out vocal wise. I’m going to work, I’m going to sit, I’m going to write, I’m going to scream, sing and sweat until I get it fucking right, otherwise, it’s going to have to wait for me.” Listen to ‘Anthems’ now.