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Death By Stereo

Death By Stereo: Day of the DeathDay of the Death (2001)
Epitaph Records

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The highly anticipated follow up to Death By Stereo's Indecision release, "If Looks Could Kill...". There were quite a few things I was thinking when I got this. "Will it be more hardcore? More punk? a mix? ska?". Well not really ska, but anything's possible. Of course to find out, I have to pop t.
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The highly anticipated follow up to Death By Stereo's Indecision release, "If Looks Could Kill...". There were quite a few things I was thinking when I got this. "Will it be more hardcore? More punk? a mix? ska?". Well not really ska, but anything's possible. Of course to find out, I have to pop this thing in my player. Of course expecting a similar intro to that of "If Looks Could Kill..." I pumped up the volume, and it started..

The beginning of "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Salvation." All I have to say is, holy shit. The thunderous drums of Tim Bender combined with the heavy guitars and bass makes their sound seem HUGE. I can't even begin to tell you how big of a sound they have. This song is extremely well crafted, it is fast paced, filled with incredible guitar fills, and the pace never slows down. Efrem's incredible ability to combine hardcore vocals and singing really shines on this album. The next 2 songs "Getting it Off My Chest" and "91" keep up the pace that was set by "No Shirt...", and never slows down.

From start to end, this is an incredible album, from hardcore songs like "You Mess With One Bean..." to really original songs like "Desperation Train", make this the hardcore release of the year. My favorite track on this CD was "Porno, Sex, Drugs, Lies, Money and Your Local Government" The instrumental work on this CD is beyond incredible, the guitar bass and drum parts are put together very well, Efrem's singing totally fits in. He also writes incredible lyrics, very well written out.

So what have Death By Stereo created with this release? They have made a name for themselves. This CD shows that Death By Stereo is definately going somewhere, if they keep putting out albums of this calibur, then there is nothing to stop them except themselves. No band will be able to stop these guys, no hardcore band has this much talent, no hardcore band has this much potential, no hardcore band even comes close. This album encompasses emotion, power, strength, and anger. It's going to be a while until another hardcore band can top "Day of the Death", and in my opinion, the only band that can do it is Death By Stereo themselves.

 

 
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FAST_ED (May 18, 2006)

This record is the stuff Legends are made of. Buy it now. Nothing more to say.

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

unbelieveble good

Manman (June 17, 2004)

I will give them this much:
-They are talented with their respective instruments.
-They have some of the best song titles around.
-They burned ants with magnifying glasses when they were young.

And I will take this much in return:
-Infantile lyrics combined with linear thought = DBS
-The whine didn't come with cheese

KlashedKi (April 10, 2004)

Personally I still think that out of Death By Stereo's discography thus far this is the weakest of all of them. It still kicks ass by all means don't get me wrong, plus who can't help but sing along to Desperation Train but otherwise it just can't hold up to If Looks Could Kill or Into the Valley of Death, still kick ass though.

Anonymous (November 18, 2002)

Best band EVER!!! If you think this one rules, wait until the new one "Into The Valley Of Death" is released!!

sXe_nick (January 5, 2002)

wow this band goes all out with this release. I agree totally with chris here. Best hardcore release along with Stretch Arm Strong and American Nightmare and Saved By Grace.

Anonymous (November 29, 2001)

not sure if its better than if looks could kill.... but its damn close and track 1 just fuckin rocks

Anonymous (August 25, 2001)

death by stereo kick ass !! this cd is so awesome. I hope i get to see them live some day that would be fucking amazing.

punk_kid (August 25, 2001)

the older shit is better

Anarchy_Adam (August 25, 2001)

This was a great album. I liked the first one better though. I'm not sure why. It just hit me harder. Either way, the album is something they can be proud of.

coldjuly (August 25, 2001)

These guys are really good, Very talented...and efrem's "mul-hawk" compliments the band perfectly. nah not really.

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