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Coliseum / Doomriders

Coliseum / Doomriders: Not of This WorldNot of This World (2005)
Level Plane Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Call me a blasphemer, not punk, whatever you may, but I think Danzig's best contribution in life was getting punched in the grill by the singer of the North Side Kings. I was never really into the Misfits, or Danzig's solo career that followed, and while I know that both spawned some terrific songs,.
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Call me a blasphemer, not punk, whatever you may, but I think Danzig's best contribution in life was getting punched in the grill by the singer of the North Side Kings. I was never really into the Misfits, or Danzig's solo career that followed, and while I know that both spawned some terrific songs, I could just never get as into them as some others. Coliseum and Doomriders apparently have no such problem.

Each contributing a Danzig cover to this 5-song split CD, the bands put their own unique musical spin onto the songs of one of the most unique men to be a part of punk rock music. Coliseum tries their hand first with "Am I Demon," and makes it a significantly louder and more aggressive track than it ever was before. Coliseum's vocalist's deep, scruffy scream is a perfect fit to roar over the sludge heavy distortion and melodic shredding that comes over the top of it all. Better than even that, though, are the two new songs that Louisville's finest bring to the table. "American Machine" begins with some speedy drum rolls and faster riffing, and doesn't relent at all throughout; the energy increases with the duration, and there's enough variation to keep things interesting. ‚??Ride on Death Riders" isn't quite as strong, or memorable of a track, but it's got its moments as well. A bit slower and more vocal-oriented than the song that proceeded it, the thick, sludgy riffing is simply brutal, accented to a tee by the throaty screams.

Let us not forget the second band, however, and that band is Dooooooomriders.

Bringing a bit faster, and a bit more melodic of a new song in "Hell Roaring," Doomriders' raspy frontman rips his vocal chords over the combination of clean and distorted riffing wailing away underneath him, all backed by some fevered drumming and thick bass lines. The focus of their half, however, is the Danzig cover, and this time it's "Possession." It's a much longer song than Coliseum attempted, and subsequently, Doomriders went with a much slower and more methodical pace. The recreation is a solid one, albeit not a huge departure from the original rendition. The thick fuzz of the guitars sound great with the slowed down and unintesified vocals of Doomriders' singer.

Coliseum definitely present the stronger side of this split, but both bands put an interesting spin on the Danzig originals and provide some real solid new material at the very same time.

 

 
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SilentStorms (March 30, 2006)

I'm 24 and still don't like Danzig.

Anchors (March 28, 2006)

Hahaha, that was actually just for you Jon.

asxyouxwish (March 27, 2006)

Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomriders!

Anonymous (March 27, 2006)

'"Haha, The whole Danzig thing is totally irrelevant to the review. It rules.

and fuck Danzig"

how is it irrelevant? both bands cover a song by the great danzig. and no, fuck you'

PLUS the album name, cover...

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

Coliseum! good stuff.

rkl (March 25, 2006)

"Call me a blasphemer, not punk, whatever you may, but I think Danzig‚??s best contribution in life was getting punched in the grill by the singer of the North Side Kings.
[eloquent]god, you suck.[/eloquent]

Anonymous (March 25, 2006)

"Most people don't get Danzig (the solo material) until they pass 21. Not trying to be a smartass, but it's usually very true. It's oldguy music."

and brilliant at that. well, save for like 6 and 7. the last one exceeded my expectations

1, 2, 3, and 4 are must-haves.
-Jives the cat

Anonymous (March 25, 2006)

"Haha, The whole Danzig thing is totally irrelevant to the review. It rules.

and fuck Danzig"

how is it irrelevant? both bands cover a song by the great danzig. and no, fuck you

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

man the northside kings are a third level madball-metal band, misfits were god, looks like a promo thing...so common so cheap and so boring

etwiels88 (March 24, 2006)

Haha, The whole Danzig thing is totally irrelevant to the review. It rules.

and fuck Danzig

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

"Wrong. His best contribution is kicking that guy's ass after that guy just jumped him out of nowhere."

when did danzig do this? and are we still talking about NSK or someone else?

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

Like the northside kings mutherfucker was any better. He made a big deal about something that was totally out of Danzigs control, and punched him in the face (notice how you never see him out cold in the video) while Danzig was talking to fans. Jock hardcore macho fucks with a buddies video camera... Lame. Sure Danzig loves himself a goddamn lot, but what those bro's did was just a giant publicity stunt so youll give their Hatebreed/Madball hybrid crap a listen and to entertain their "homies".

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

the singer from the north side kings knocked danzig the fuck out. i don't know what video you were watching. danzig's a giant twat and got what he deserved and hopefully it happens again some time real soon.

elliot (March 24, 2006)

haven't heard this, but judging by the two bands involved, it's probably quite unfuckwithable.

sickboi (March 24, 2006)

Did Danzig kick his ass? I never heard about it...

Jesse (March 24, 2006)

"Call me a blasphemer, not punk, whatever you may, but I think Danzig‚??s best contribution in life was getting punched in the grill by the singer of the North Side Kings."

Wrong. His best contribution is kicking that guy's ass after that guy just jumped him out of nowhere. You can't fuck with Danzig. The dude's like four feet tall and he'll still kick your ass.

Coliseum is the best d-beat/thrash/hardcore act around. You cannot fuck with that band.

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

Most people don't get Danzig (the solo material) until they pass 21. Not trying to be a smartass, but it's usually very true. It's oldguy music.

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

doomriders RULE

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

I heard this reviewer slept with that dude from north side kings. What a stupid name..... Long live samhain, motherfuckers.

recordings (March 24, 2006)

ive always thought danzig was boring as all hell. glad to see im not the only one.

Anonymous (March 24, 2006)

You don't like Danzig? Man, you suck.

gladimnotemo (March 24, 2006)

Damn, if one does not appreciate Danzig, one does not appreciate rock and roll. That being said, Doomriders is boring as hell.

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