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New Mexican Disaster Squad - Peace with Nothing (Cover Artwork)

New Mexican Disaster Squad

New Mexican Disaster Squad: Peace with NothingPeace with Nothing (2007)
Jade Tree Records

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New Mexican Disaster Squad has been greatly successful in their past offerings and now they are back. The Peace With Nothing EP is their followup to 2006's Don't Believe, with three originals and two covers ("Understand" by Government Issue and "Here's Your Warning" by 7 Seconds). Now, the three .
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New Mexican Disaster Squad has been greatly successful in their past offerings and now they are back. The Peace With Nothing EP is their followup to 2006's Don't Believe, with three originals and two covers ("Understand" by Government Issue and "Here's Your Warning" by 7 Seconds).

Now, the three originals are more akin to their 2003 self-titled release, which happens to be one of my favorite albums. These songs are shorter and they have plenty of melody, grizzly vocals, biting lyrics and blaring riffs to please any fan of their previous efforts. "No Protection," the first track, is one minute long but is the best track on the EP. It's straight to the point and full of energy. Not to say the other two originals, the title track and "Abandoned" aren't. All three are brimming with enough energy and passion to warrant several listens.

The covers are also great. The 7 Seconds cover basically quotes the original, with the band seeming to absorb the band's style here. The Government Issue song, however, is different, with the band seeming to make the song their own. Their rendition of "Understand" is definitely the better of the two covers.

Overall, this digital-only* EP is amazing. It's fat and melodic in the right places. It will be stuck in your head for a while, I assure you that. It would be perfect if the band had personalized the 7 Seconds cover a little more. Also, the EP is rather short clocking in at around nine minutes with five songs, but it is still a great effort that all of you should pick up as soon as possible.

* - the EP is being released on 7" vinyl on Rat Patrol Records in the UK and Kiss of Death Records in the US.

 

 
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victim (October 30, 2007)

NMDS said that they just saw the vinyl for this last week (and playfully made fun of "vinyl geeks"). Vinyl or digital its worth getting.

Anonymous (August 13, 2007)

good shit, can't wait for the vinyl

Anonymous (August 11, 2007)

NMDS is a group of very talented, nice gentlemans.

Score is for the record.

ffwoodycock (August 10, 2007)

all of these goats are retarded

branden (August 10, 2007)

tofutti break

ffwoodycock (August 10, 2007)

i emailed Bryon from Kiss of Death about the vinyl and he said they should be released by the end of october. you can see the new cover on nmds' myspace.

also, to the person who was asking about the mr. show reference, the person was commenting on my username.

Now who wants ice cream!

Conduit (August 10, 2007)

this band was solid live.

jamespastepunk (August 10, 2007)

feeding5000,

Five songs in nine minutes is short. It might not be short by grindcore standards, but for everybody else, a five song, nine minute EP is finished before you know it.

Score's for the 7 Seconds cover.

Anonymous (August 10, 2007)

to the comment two below:

are they playing reruns of mr show on tv again or is that just an obscure reference for obscure reference's sakel?

mclz (August 10, 2007)

great ep
i also pre-ordered this in 7" form from rat patrol

Anonymous (August 10, 2007)

P.S. Shake the crime stick!

Anonymous (August 10, 2007)

How about 20 songs in 10 minutes?

http://www.myspace.com/toftt

Anonymous (August 10, 2007)

great stuff, very underated band-oldpunker-

Dante3000 (August 10, 2007)

I love these guys and I can't wait for my 7" to show up from Rat Patrol. Anyone know when the KOD 7" will be available?
-Dante
P.S. 5 songs in 2 minutes is only good if there's like 30 songs, otherwise it's a waste.

GlassPipeMurder (August 10, 2007)

i love me some nmds. might buy this off downloadpunk if it's available.

feeeding5000 (August 10, 2007)

Five songs in 9 minutes is not short. Five songs in 2 minutes is short.

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