Artist: Death Before Dishonor
Title: “Friends Family Forever”
Label: Bridge 9
Following in the footsteps of Hatebreed comes Death Before Dishonor from Massachusetts. They are a band that serve up a no nonsense blend of old school Hardcore mixed with skull punching Heavy Metal and the result is a rather raw and primal piece of music. The drive remains close to that of any typical Hardcore group in such that it follows along with one steady time signature, which allows it to be perfect for any circle pit mayhem. It might seem a tad repetitive to the outside listener, but for those entrenched in the scene it is perfect. The band is comprised of Dan (drums), Dave X (guitar), Frankie (bass), and Bryan (vocals). Beginning to end this is solid and angry music, which is capped off by an intense live set, captured at one of the Hardcore shows at the legendary C.B.G.B.’s club in New York City. The live set makes the overall CD worth investigating especially since it was done at this now closed institution for this genre of music. The only downside I found to this part of the CD was the unequal mix on the vocals. It makes them overshadow much of the musical intensity. If Hardcore that tastes a little like Metal is your cup of tea then you will enjoy this.
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