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Damage Deposit

Damage Deposit: Do DamageDo Damage (2003)
Havoc

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: gladimnotemogladimnotemo
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I'm not going to approach this record without bias. I am totally enamored with Felix Von Havoc. He is a perfect example of someone completely dedicated to hardcore. He runs Havoc Records, which has a consistently good output of records through the years and also has kept ridiculously low prices in t.
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I'm not going to approach this record without bias. I am totally enamored with Felix Von Havoc. He is a perfect example of someone completely dedicated to hardcore. He runs Havoc Records, which has a consistently good output of records through the years and also has kept ridiculously low prices in the age of "punk" CDs going for close to twenty dollars at chain stores. Damage Deposit is the newest of the bands that Felix has sung for (he also sang in the crusty, hardcore Destroy! and after that Code 13). That being said, he's not the only important member. The band is also comprised of Nic Attack (bass), Ben (guitar), Colin (guitar), and Mario (drums), equally talented in their fields, and all from bands like Code 13, Any Last Words, Sweet Jap, Encroach, and Miles Ahead.

This EP is made up of 8 fast, pissed-off hardcore blasts, with lyrical attacks dealing with the destruction of hardcore over the years ("That's Not Core, Dude"), the politics of dancing ("Ninjas to the Back"), and comic book heroes as street vigilantes ("Daredevil vs. the Punisher"). No one is left alone, as the band goes against the police, consumerism, television, the police, society, jocks, hardcore jocks, and the police. The music is a mess of distorted guitars, backed with Nic's superb bass playing (it just flies), and Mario's hyper-intensive drum playing. Felix's vocals are gritty and spit out at a rapid-fire pace. The breakdowns are especially nice, with the bass and drums pretty much tearing up everything in their path. Thrashy hardcore, if you want to get specific. The Havoc site says DD is in the vein of Tear it Up, Infest, and Shark Attack, and I'm not going to argue, because all those bands rule.

In addition to the music, the band has provided great-looking packaging, which is always a plus. Full-color art on the front and back of the sleeve, with bloody mallets attacking Washington D.C. set the atmosphere wonderfully, while the inside of the sleeve is not skimpy, either. Every song has lyrics (which you will need) and an explanation, which is certainly a nice touch. Overall, if you are a true fan of hardcore, not jock-minded "vegan power metal hardcore violence," or whatever Victory Records is selling today, you can't really go wrong with this. Not essential, but a damn fine addition to your vinyl shelf.

 

 
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Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

Yeah, he definitely needs some people skills. Considering he's an adult who does what he loves for a living, has a really well-respect label, and gets to tour with his favorite bands, I'm guessing he's probably some sort of autistic recluse.

Oh yeah, remember when that dumb guy called Smackdown "screamcore" and then some guy ranted about how they stole his girlfriend? That was funny.

-Will

Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

Felix is an asshole. While I respect what he does, the boy needs some people skills.

Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

"these guys are a bunch of fucking crybabies.... they played one of their last shows here and were all "yo we're breaking up we don't give a fuck about anything" while theyw ere playing but were crying because my band jumped on the show causing it to run an extra 15 minutes long.

guess it was past their bedtime boo hoo"

Haha wasn't that at the Winnipeg show.

notfeelingcreative (October 3, 2005)

Anything havoc puts out is usually worth checking out.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

These guys didn't do it for me. Good try though

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

I've been putting off reviewing the majority of the havoc catalog on this site for a while. After this next research paper, I'm gonna start busting out some Nine Shocks Terror reviews.

-Ken

Sweet review, by the way.

BrandonSideleau (October 2, 2005)

I agree....but i found one thing humorous- how many meatheads are vegan????? lol

recordings (October 2, 2005)

seen these guys a few times. i find it hilarious when they play *ninjas to the back* and all the core dudes start dancing extra hard just to spite them. how lame. your spin kicks in the face of adversity surely are heroic.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

these guys are a bunch of fucking crybabies.... they played one of their last shows here and were all "yo we're breaking up we don't give a fuck about anything" while theyw ere playing but were crying because my band jumped on the show causing it to run an extra 15 minutes long.

guess it was past their bedtime boo hoo.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

This shit is good. Good review. Havoc Records is really one of the labels that is true to its reputation.

The new RAMBO is good, too... I thought it was a little too East Coasty for me at firstm, but it's settled well.

-Will

gladimnotemo (October 2, 2005)

I didn't know they broke up, I just thought they hadn't done anything since the second 7"...damn.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

Nice to see someone review an actual record on this site, insted of a cd. I think that both of the Damage Deposit 7" are great. Kind of a Judge meets Infest sort of sound. I got to see them last summer on tour and they were great live. Too bad they broke up.

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