Metal band formed in the United Kingdom (Nottingham) in 1989.

The Confident Rat Ignorance - The Confident Rat (Metal Blade) 1991

1. "Questions" (2:25)
2. "Sean" (2:47)
3. "...It's Never Wrong" (3:35)
4. "Momma Hocus" (4:45)
5. "Hello & Goodbye" (3:25)
6. "The Confident Rat" (2:17)
7. "The Garden" (3:30)
8. "In My Hands" (3:07)
9. "Why" (6:47)
10. "Funny!" (2:55)

What do we have here? 1991 release. Metal Blade Records. Long hair, silly shorts, white high-tops; must be THRASH METAL! Well, I did some checking around on the web before listening to this CD. I read that Ignorance were 'thrash' metal on the few sights I could find them on. However, this is just not the case. While they may have some thrash influences in their music, to label these guys "thrash metal" is a very misleading description. "The Confident Rat" is a mixture of funk, groove, heavy guitars, slap bass and vocals that are almost rapped out, although not in a manner that could have this labeled rap-metal either. It's hard to describe but imagine a slightly more speed metal oriented Living Colour, or a more funky Sacred Reich and you might get the picture. The only similarity to thrash metal is the occassional thrash riff, a few scattered gang vocals and the speed and intensity of some of the songs. I must admit that I was initially disappointed that this disc wasn't "thrash" but once the initial disappointment wore off I found this to be a pretty enjoyable disc. Actually this disc is pretty, darn good!

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