ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Review of the Album "Derange" by Spanish Thrash Metal Band Rise

Updated on July 28, 2020
CELEBSFAN78 profile image

Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.


Madrid Spain's "Rise" Is a Good Young Thrash Metal Band

If you came to this article seeing that there is a review about a thrash metal band from Spain and are surprised, you are not alone. Madrid Spain based thrash metal band "Rise" is the artist that we are reviewing here and even I was surprised to see or find out about thrash metal in Spain. Their album “Derange” is a thrash metal album that is described as having influences ranging from Megadeth and Testament.

The First Four Songs On the Album Derange Are the Strongest

This album begins with the great minute and a half instrumental song called Rise or Die and the bass guitar is a wonderful complement to the guitar play. Awaken starts this album in terms of full songs. It is only a matter of time before the citizens of a country will rise up and demand fair and just laws, and better representation in Parliament. “In Disguise” is a song that talks about the events of World War 2 as the scene shifts to the year 1942 and the Fascists are in charge, more specifically the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. For those that were affected by this war, they had to whatever they could to survive everything that happened.

One More Additional Point About the First Four Songs In Derange

The beginning of the song Meek has a very good acoustic constructed part that reminds me of late 1980’s Testament. But then, the song switches to that modern thrash metal sound and the lead guitar speeds up and kicks in.

Weakness About the Album Derange

However, in the later stages of this album, the riffing becomes the same sounding and modernized thrash that we hear from these guys and that takes the score of the album down a little bit at least.

“No Fire Enough” lyrically is totally an anti-war, anti-church kind of song as the song in terms of its structure represents the last song, being a sort of mid-tempo thrash metal song. Rise is a band that is advocating for social change without surrender.

A View of the Street of Spain's Capital City Madrid

Nakba Is Another Solid Song In This Album

“Nakba” starts out with this progressive feel as I am reminded of 1996 Opeth like songs such as “The Night and the Silent Water. The song we are talking about here though lyrically is about fighting to maintain control of what is called The Holy Land. The best songs in the album Derange are the first four which are the most solid ones.


Final Thoughts About the Album Derange

"Derange" is a decent album from these Spanish youngsters but there have been better thrash metal moments. The potential for these guys to really excel musically is there but they have to be able to diversify themselves more musically instead of sticking to the same mid-tempo sound that we hear in the middle of the album.

"Rise or Die"

© 2019 Ara Vahanian


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)