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This isn't the metalcore band from NYC, but instead a nu metal knockoff from California. The band's bio says that they are fortunate enough to benefit from the same launching pad as Slipknot, Papa Roach, and Alien Ant Farm. After listening to the derivative and contrite 11-track disc, one must wonder who's actually the fortunate one. The band also mentions working with Korn's producer and all of the outfit's product endorsements that range from instruments to sportswear. What they fail to mention is that I.R.A.T.E.'s music sounds just like 30 Roadrunner bands and basically is nothing to get your hopes up over.
- Mike SOS