Death Before Dishonor "Count Me In" CDPosted on Thursday, May 31st, 2007 @ 9:05am » permalink
Ahhh, finally the sophomore full-length from Death Before Dishonor (on Bridge Nine), delivering 13 tracks of no-frills metallic hardcore in just 28 minutes. There are still some overt little metal riffs that pop up on occasion, and of course there are a number of punishing breakdowns, but for the most part this material feels a hint more stripped down and straight up hardcore oriented in terms of utilizing powerfully gruff vocals, straightforward power chord rhythms, and a sick bass tone that makes for some hammering bass runs. There are some faster bursts that have a thrashy sort of edge, and you better believe there are plenty of solid midpaced chugfests, but there are also some unexpected twists and turns on rare occasion – be it a quick lead burst or a subtle little hint of vague melody tucked into some of the chord phrasings. At the end of the day, though, it's still just heavy, pissed, and in your face. There's just the right amount of subtle groove to make for some damn fine songwriting, too. Oh, and they close with a cover of Cock Sparrer's "England Belongs to Me" (replacing "England" with "Boston", of course). I hate to keep it so short, but I don't know what else to say, man. This is good shit. Slick layout printed on uncoated stock as well (always a plus), so… there you have it.
I'd post another track, but you can buy these jams on iTunes and I don't want to piss anyone off. The thought of buying mp3's makes me want to vomit on life, though (but not as much as leeching assholes who download shit for free), so if you dig this shit fucking buy a real copy… something you can hold in your grubby little hands. It's available on crazy colored vinyl for all you collector types as well. Get to it: