Review: Steve Lieberman the Gangsta Rabbi - The Noise Militia

Steve Lieberman, also known as the Gangsta Rabbi and The King of Jewish Punk, is an American punk rock/metal singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, composer, arranger, producer. He is the founder of The Bad'lanim, a minority sect of Judaism, and a vegetarian since 1995. The Noise Militia is comprised of 14 incredible tracks where he uses genres, such as Electronic Jazz. The album opens with beautiful composition called just like the album - THE PUPPY DOGS SAVE OLD DOG TREY - which, in my opinion, is a great choice for the album opener. Starting with catchy beat and flutes, it brings vibes of music of past century. The composition is followed by THE KINGDOMS DECIDED - noisy tune, which gives listeners rock and metal vibes, as well as THE SHVESTAHUD-GOTHICA ON A MISSION. SHOOT,SHOOT DOWN THE SATELLITE AT THE EASTERN BEACH-HEAD and 5 YEARS TERMINAL/ STILL HERE/ BLESSED BE G-D/THE PARKS SUPERVISOR AND THE DORMOUSE surprise us with the groovy bass and vocals: these songs literally makes us feel the whole mood of the album. Arrangements will definitely stay in the head for a long time. The 6th song on the record, THE NAZARITE TAKES A STAND/PUPPY IN AB'IB- DARK/SIR IAN'S 72ND MILITIA, impressed me with its atmosphere and percussion: guitars and drum beat made this song interesting and remarkable, as well as in THE REFUSE COLLECTOR AND THE POET'S DAUGHTER VS.PYTR'S 200 YR OLD MILITIA. HYPING UP THE CHARTS WITH THE SAME DISEASE, which is one of my favorites from the album, is an easily memorable song: it has interesting rhythm, catchy melody and rich arrangement. SKINNY LAD BRED FOR HUMANITY AND WATERGAMES, the 11th song on the record, is the one that will definitely make listeners move because of its rhythm. Catchy guitars and effects make this track an example of modern rock track. DISTORTION, PURE IN HOT METAL COUNCIL MILITIA IN RUSSIAN RAIN, as well as 10 YEARS LEUKEMIA STILL HERE BLESSED IS G-D-SKYROCKETS, THE DESERT AND THICKENED, surprises listeners with the retro-touched arrangement which perfectly contrast with other songs on the record. SPARE US THE PLASTIC TOYS AND SHAKY HANDS and MOURNING DOVE ALONE ON THE RIVER WITH FLAWED TIMING are perfect for final songs of the album.

To sum up, everything in The Noise Militia comes together in a stream of consciousness style. These 13 tracks will definitely transfer you into another dimension of inspirational Rock and Metal music.