With incredible, hard and very brutal melodies, Rules is one sonorous explosion after the other. With songs usually objective and short, First Blood really knows how to deliver a message, and with the right intensity. With powerful musical tonalities, that never hesitate, the record is certainly a major achievement for the genre as a whole. Although evidently doesn’t aggregate any new elements, it sticks so vehemently into the veracity of a very peculiar style, that it becomes impossible not to recognize the marvelous work that Rules reveals itself to be.
In general, Rules is a quintessential hardcore album. Despite the fact that doesn’t have vast differences in musical terms from other albums of the genre, undoubtedly outstands itself as a major and very captivating work of art, profoundly compromised with an explicit exposition of truths, in a very direct, lancinating, infuriating and aggressive tone.
If you are into hardcore, you will positively like Rules very much. With not a single fault to be pointed out, this album is a major revival of all the great components that made hardcore the outstanding genre that this type of music came out to be. And First Blood has a tremendous role on maintaining hardcore as the truth of a very precious, objective and undeniably strong musical movement.