Orange County is more than sunny beaches, palm trees and buxom babes. Underneath the surface lies a slow-boiling tension between the haves and the have-nots. There's a hostility simmering within those who struggle to transcend, to become more, and to fight back against a social value system that has sold them short and offered them little in the way of true comfort, loyalty, or respect. It's a dissatisfaction that can't be pacified with life's material luxuries and one that refuses to remain unheard. And now that desire to fight back - an urgency that unites the dispossessed across racial, gender and geographical borders - has found a new soundtrack in Vendetta, the blisteringly heavy new album from THROWDOWN.