The Hearse has been around long enough that I am starting to forget what has been posted and what hasn't. I was pretty sure that I had already waxed moronic on this absolute gem of Canadian Speed Metal, but alas, nope. You may know Razor but in case you don't: these crazed canucks hailed from the very nice town of Guelph, Ontario. Guelph is situated right on the Speed River, which may explain Razor's fixation for velocity (they had songs titled "Fast and Loud," "Deathrace,"and "Speed Merchants"). The band's first studio LP, Executioner's Song may not exactly be considered fast or all that hard by today's standards, but in 1985, Razor was pretty cutting edge (pun fully intended). The track "Fast and Loud" presents Razor's mission statement, which Canadian enough, seems to be to "please the crowd" with metal fury. Later , on the track "Hot Metal," Razor remind us once again of the power of Metal, and their rightful place as leaders of the genre. Well, not sure that Razor were exactly leading the way or innovating in any way, but fuck me if Executioner's Song isn't a damn great metal album , completely devoid of fluff or filler. Play this loud at your next party.