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Dead Heroes - Let It Ride (Cover Artwork)

Dead Heroes

Dead Heroes: Let It RideLet It Ride (2004)
Sin Klub

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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Punk rock is a terrible genre to have to classify. Everyone past high school hates having some sort of label attached to them; however, we all love to dish out said labels. When it comes down to reviewing something in the scene it gets a tad bit dirtier, because we're forced to attach something to.
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Punk rock is a terrible genre to have to classify. Everyone past high school hates having some sort of label attached to them; however, we all love to dish out said labels. When it comes down to reviewing something in the scene it gets a tad bit dirtier, because we're forced to attach something to the band so that people can find a common ground and begin basing their opinions as to weather they should pick up the release or not. The ugliest part is mixing the slew of genres into a mixing pot and pulling out parts of a deformed mutant and using that as a new label for music.

The Dead Heroes fit into the classification of something like old-school-aggressive-Brit-punk, ugh what a lame category. From the opening snarls of "Let It Ride" it's obvious that Motorhead is present in all of these guys CD players back at their apartments. Guitars and drums slaughter together well breaking speed limits as the three members rip through eighteen songs in under forty minutes -- eight brand new ones, their Faster & Louder E.P. and a few demos. Secondary vocalist / bass, Tom's voice is nasally and grotesque, but "Beat All Odds" still works and the metal-esque solo slays. "Hard Life" opens in a similar style to Green Day's "Geek Stink Breath" before the fury and raw aggression sends Armstrong, Dirnt, and Tre Cool hiding under the kitchen table like frightened puppies. The leather jacket, pins, studs, patches, "I don't give a fuck" posture on "Third World City" pummels most bands who try at this genre into submission. Even the desiccated demo tracks on the album have more balls to the walls attitude than the majority of studio recordings I hear.

Bands like this aren't particularly my cup of tea, although, the ferocity of the Dead Heroes kindles a new flame inside my ears. Even those it's hard to differentiate song from song, either they sound the same or are quick painless and short, I still find pleasure in Let It Ride. They're unconcerned about how I classify them in this review; they're playing punk rock under the same ideals the Dead Kennedys and Heresy (see the cover of "Love Ya to Death" as the hidden track) envisioned - tons of vigor, attitude, and ragged production.

MP3s:
Let It Ride
The Sweet Taste
Love Ya To Death (Heresy Cover)

 


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Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

These little gurls finally changed their name. its now ...the warming or something gay like that. NJ PUNK.

Anonymous (September 3, 2005)

i found another band called "Dead Heros NJ" on myspace, its some pretty tough shit. www.myspace.com/deadheros

Anonymous (September 3, 2005)

the only thing good to come out of detroit is kid rock and eminem. oh wait, they suck too.

Anonymous (July 23, 2005)

This is thee best band out of Detroit since the Suicide Machines. Fuck jealous shit heads, just keep bringing the goods!

Anonymous (March 7, 2005)

this album sucks. most a-typical punk rock ive ever heard. what a bunch of washed up hasbeens. heresy might have had something but this is pathetic.

Anonymous (October 27, 2004)

dude, i seriously doubt your from Jersey because if you were you would know that theyre not kids. theyre the ones i usually ask to buy me beer evrytime i go to their shows. i never heard the detroit dead heros so im not gonna say anything bad about them, but i will say that new jerseys dead heros are one of the few real punk bands left.

Anonymous (October 20, 2004)

hmm, I like these guys.
Skunkie

Anonymous (October 19, 2004)

The New Jersey band is a bunch of fucking kids and one loser who stole the name and are now pissed because they finally realized after 3 years that they can't do nothing with it... I know because I'm from Jersey. Detroit's real Dead Heroes blow these local shitheads away!

Anonymous (October 19, 2004)

The New Jersey band is a bunch of fucking kids and one loser who stole the name and are now pissed because they finally realized after 3 years that they can't do nothing with it... I know because I'm from Jersey. Detroit's real Dead Heroes blow these local shitheads away!

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

fuck these guys, Dead Heros from New jersey are 10 ttimes better. these guys are tired old wanna be rockstars who got decked out overnight to try and grab a wider fan base. i dont understand why they get on all these good shows around here, usually the only reason i go is because they have hot girlfriends.

Anonymous (August 31, 2004)

Do yourselves a favor and look past the art and find the music, this is some of thee best modern day punk rock you'll find....
My thoughts anyway?...

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

Looks like an H20 cover...."FTTW"? Eh, just old-school Tat style I guess.

-sickboi

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

or a cd for that matter

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

i'm not one to judge a book by it's cover... but that could be the worst cover art ever

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