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Death Is Not Glamorous - Undercurrents (Cover Artwork)

Death Is Not Glamorous

Death Is Not Glamorous: UndercurrentsUndercurrents (2006)
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The Lifetime influence Oslo, Norway's Death Is Not Glamorous continues to exhibit on their new EP, Undercurrents, is getting to the point of hilarity. While the band in question is obviously a little poppier in nature, they are not hiding the fact that it's worn so well on their collective sleeves, .


The Lifetime influence Oslo, Norway's Death Is Not Glamorous continues to exhibit on their new EP, Undercurrents, is getting to the point of hilarity. While the band in question is obviously a little poppier in nature, they are not hiding the fact that it's worn so well on their collective sleeves, you'd think the cloth from which it's sewn has been sitting in some Salvation Army for years.

But what DING lacks in originality, they more than make up for it in energy, fun, and musicianship.

There's considerable growth shown here from their promising 2005 demo (recently remastered and reissued stateside by State of Mind Recordings). While the style here is inherently poppy, fast melodic hardcore, the moods are mixed up at least slightly. The moderately more serious and emotional pair of "Foreground" (whose main riff makes it sound like a tribute to Lifetime's "Rodeo Clown") and "Second Step" counteracts nicely to the sardonic and upbeat duo of "The Three C's" and "Bring It Back." What's really funny is the band's gang vocals in "Call It in the Air" -- the suddenly loose production on them causes flashbacks to, say, some old Bold record.

I continue to like what I hear from Death Is Not Glamorous. Any band naming themselves after an Embrace song lyric is bound to have some pressure put on them, but DING relieve it unpredictably with 6 songs of substance oozing poppunkhardcore, as they might say in Europe.

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Anonymous (September 13, 2006)

yo dead easy to get in the states

www.revhq.com

WainscottRockCity (September 4, 2006)

you should be ashamed....

Jim_Neighbors (September 4, 2006)

talk about jumping the shark...ayyyyyyy-eee

Anonymous (September 4, 2006)

"I can't exactly figure out why, but that artwork reminds me a lot of No Idea."

Because it's the cover of the glass and ashes cd combined with the typeface that no idea uses very frequently
http://www.noidearecords.com/bands/releases/covers/gl assandashes_aesthetic.gif
http://www.noidearecords.com/bands/rel eases/covers/fifthhourhero_scattered.jpg

Anonymous (September 2, 2006)

its been Shark week all year

feeeding5000 (September 2, 2006)

Oh...so then it's not a song title...it's a song lyric.

Anonymous (September 2, 2006)

It's from a line in "No More Pain."

"No more heroin, death is not glamorous."

feeeding5000 (September 2, 2006)

What Embrace song? I checked on the album, and there's no "Death is not Glamorous" (keeping in mind there is only one band called Embrace, they are from DC, and Ian MacKaye sings).

Anonymous (September 2, 2006)

Definatley a lot of Lifetime influence. How could they go wrong?

danielsan (September 1, 2006)

their demo was so good, i want to hear this

Scruffy (September 1, 2006)

Also, see Smalls Arms Dealer artwork. Sharks are the new birds.

Inspection12e (September 1, 2006)

Skaboom: See Glass and Ashes artwork.

BizzleBrizzle (September 1, 2006)

I wish this was easier to get in the states!

skaboom (September 1, 2006)

I can't exactly figure out why, but that artwork reminds me a lot of No Idea.

BrendanKelly (September 1, 2006)

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