on 6 June 2008
This 1999 release is probably the Brooklyn lads best album in terms of writing & production. Some may find the sound a bit too clean but personally I think it only adds weight to the music.
Great riffs, great breakdowns & even decent solos (an area that the band often falls down on)and good vocal work from Seinfeld & Graziadei.
There's a good balance of Metal, Hardcore & Rap that should offer a multi-appeal whilst still pleasing the diehards!
There are one or two guest rappers such as Sticky Fingaz and one of the highlights is the title track which manages to be both menacing & chilled at the same time, with it's ice cold rap from Seinfeld & apocalyptic lyrics referencing Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (which is my most viewed film ever!)
Sadly, the band appeared to regress a bit after this with slightly underwhelming albums such as Uncivilisation & Kill Or Be Killed (which by the way is very raw & aggressive even by Bio standards!) before a slight pick up with latest (final??) release Means To An End.
To sum up, one of the best Rapcore/Metal releases and far superior to the likes of the lyrically juvenile Chocolate Starfish!!!
And is anyone else insaneley jealous that Evan Seinfeld is married to Tera Patrick??
on 20 April 2000
ROAR! This band sure know how to do just that, New World Disorder is a roaring statement of intent from an excellent band. It's politically powered lyrics are a welcome change from some of metals newer puppies (Limp Bizkit step right up). This album showcases a new maturity in the Biohazard camp, songs like End of my Rope and Cycle of Abuse would never have found themselves onto Tales From the Hardside for example. There are the standard Biohazard burners but songs like the aforementioned End of My Rope and Cycle of Abuse, Switchback, Skin and Breakdown are classics in every way. The album holds a savage pace and keeps you involved in it right until the tumultuous climax of New World Disorder itself. So is this Biohazards best? Yes, I'd say that it is. These guys keep going from strength to strength, in Switchback they say "welcome to the Rat race", the race is over, and they have well and truly won it.
Biohazard are severely underrated in the UK, which is a crying shame. Their brand of Thrash, Hardcore and Rap has been influential to many great bands, has won them success and repect elsewhere in the world, and they did it all, without ever comprimising their integrity.
New World Disorder, which by 2007 has become a classic album, is a refreshing and brutal collection of punchy drumbeats, excellent metal riffs, socially charged lyrics and many guitar solos.
The album is thick, heavy and well produced, with a fairly diverse collection of material, while still remaining essentially 'Biohazard.'
Standout songs include the raucous and complicated 'Switchback,' The very metal 'Camouflage,' and the cool and powerful 'Inner Fear On.'
This is a very good album that is sadly overlooked here in the UK, but if you like Biohazard, you'll love New World Disorder. Go on, give it a fair chance !
on 14 May 2002
At a time where the "nu-metal" seems to have taken over most peoples view of what metal is, who comes flying back but the mighty Biohazard with an album that is as good as anything they have done yet. It is proven, even on their latest release UNCIVILISATION, that Biohazard care nothing for the changes in the scene around them and continue to charge on with their amazingly full-on mix of metal, hardcore & hip-hop which even now sounds as untouched & innovative as it did in the early 90's and it is nice to see a band tackling some politically charged issues which seems to be something that most metal bands today aviod at all costs.
Right from the off this album splits ur head open and serves you your brains on a plate with a sprinkling of parsley just with it's sheer power and, for want of a better word, groove.
LONG LIVE BIOHAZARD !