Review: Manafest – The Chase

Manafest – The Chase – BEC Recordings – Reviewed By Tyler Hess – Released March 30 2010

Just the other day, I was finishing up this video game sequel, where everyone the hero of the story meets thought that he had died, though in reality he was just in a serious coma for two years while scientists reconstructed his body, because they knew he was their only hope to take down the enemy.  It has been nearly a decade since rap rock had any musical relevance in our society, yet that doesn’t seem to have stopped Manafest from taking cues from bands like DC Talk in the late 90’s and Thousand Foot Krutch a few years later to create a continuous attack of rock infused hip hop songs, with a few dance beats thrown in for good measure for a throw back that sure seems like a departure from what I saw from him live nearly four years ago.  The Chase is Manafest’s fourth label release and it appears that he has learned to mix up his hip hop with some rock, some boy band ballads and most importantly enough diversity to keep an entire album interesting enough throughout, with a pace fast enough that The Chase feels like its over before its really begun.  Maybe it isn’t really fitting with the trends, going back in time instead of pushing forward, but if you can let that go then you can probably still enjoy the latest from Manafest.  I know, I’m surprised too.  It happens.

Grade: B-


  1. No Plan B
  2. Fire In The Kitchen
  3. Supernatural
  4. Every Time You Run
  5. Bring The Ruckus
  6. Avalanche
  7. Married In Vegas
  8. Renegade
  9. The Chase
  10. Better Cause Of You
  11. Breaking Down The Walls

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