Wake the Sleeping Dragon! is not sensitive, subtle, nuanced singer songwriter fare. It’s aggressive, angry and in your face. In other words, it’s exactly what hardcore should be. The cool, classic movie monster artwork is worth noting too. Sick Of It All have made another career and genre defining album. I sure would like to know what their secret is. Maybe playing hardcore is their fountain of youth. Don’t sleep on Wake the Sleeping Dragon!.
(Radiation Records)