celebrate one's 30th anniversay as a band of
conscious Reggae musicians with a message
and strong Roots in the "punky reggae
party", one must be called Steel Pulse.
This UK based Reggae Band has delivered a
document of true consciousness with African
Holocaust. Recorded in the Band's home
studio in Birmingham (UK), they've produced
an album that strikes one in many ways.
First, the music. Versatile. The band has
maintained their specific sound but
obviously, the sound is very mature. Very
well worked out, good effects and a lot of
dubby elements. Guest appearances from ones
like Capleton adds to the contemporary vibe
that Steel Pulse has managed to put in their
music without leaving their specific sound.
A lot of tracks are a bit
"poppy", a bit "soft".
This means, the album will definitely cater
to a wider audience that is more into the
lighter forms of Reggae. But there are
enough stronger and more militant Roots
tracks on the album to keep a Rootsman
Musically, that is.
Because African Holocaust is everything
but a catering to the propaganda that
usually comes with more commercial music.
There is no compromise whatsoever in the
If you think that the movement of
Rastafari is unaware of what's going on,
think again. Ever heard of the New World
Order? The Illuminati? Well, you're going to
hear about them on this album.
African Holocaust will definitely wake up
a lot of people to the horrible truth of the
world today, but not without hope. For Steel
Pulse doesn't only chant down Babylon, the
band also gives praises to the Holy One of
Creation, JAH Rastafari.
This is definitely an album that you want
to hear. The music is contemporary and will
cater to many people. The message is
undeniable and will wake up the sleeprs in a
Yes, definitely. When you celebrate 30
years of consciousness with such a document,
we can only give thanks for the vibes.