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Deny Everything

Deny Everything: Fire This TimeFire This Time (2007)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Can't wait for the new Paint It Black or still looking forward to Kid Dynamite's next reunion? You thought Germany only gives us pop-punk and mosh-metal bands? Then you must check out Cologne's devastating old-school melodic punk/hardcore group Deny Everything! Following their debut self-titled E.
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Can't wait for the new Paint It Black or still looking forward to Kid Dynamite's next reunion? You thought Germany only gives us pop-punk and mosh-metal bands? Then you must check out Cologne's devastating old-school melodic punk/hardcore group Deny Everything!

Following their debut self-titled EP (which was close to perfect, by the way), here's the album called Fire This Time, released on Yo-Yo Records. 15 tracks and 21 minutes of powerful, fast and angry, yet catchy power-chording that won't let you stand still even in your room. As a friend of mine said, it's like driving through the city in a tank with a maniac smile on your face. Most of the songs follow the same structure, starting with a whirlwind fast verse part, than a bridge slowing down the tempo and along coming the ultra-melodic, must-dance-to-and-sing-along finish. Granted, there are songs that aren't as strong as the EP's, and maybe it's unlucky that the best tracks were previously available on MySpace.

The lyrics are more "scene critical" compared to the EP, but beyond the usual topics like homophobia sucks and conservative punks fuck off, there are a plenty of surprising ones like (my favourite) letting girls up front at the shows, or sharing your rehearsal room with some pot-smoker hippie band. Vocalist Pablo Dominguez screams his anger and throat out -- even if it will hurt, just remember Jason -- with no compromising.

One of the best (European) punk albums of the year, compulsory for the fans of the aforementioned bands and strongly recommended for anyone who's into melodic punk/hardcore; it won't disappoint you!

 

 
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victim (March 26, 2008)

One of the absolute best albums of 07 IMO

victim (September 9, 2007)

Sometimes I thought this sounded exactly like Kid Dynamite, other times not at all. For a while I was thinking total KD ripoff. On second listen it has its own identity. Either way, I was almost predestined to like it and its really good!

I found out about them from the PN Reviews feature, so thanks for that whoever writes those things!

danety (September 9, 2007)

This isn't a poorly written review...but it reads kind of like press release...

givemeamuseumandillfillit (September 8, 2007)

People compare this band to kid dynamite alot but where's the melodic stuff? If i was to compare it to any dr dan band it would be paint it black, but i'd rather not even put him into this because there's way more going on here than just yemin worship.

AphasiacIIC (September 8, 2007)

wait what are the lyrics about letting girls up front like?

onegirlarmy (September 7, 2007)

Awesome band.

Autosuggestion (September 7, 2007)

Pablo Dominguez. What a fine German name.

I'm sort of troubled by the description of this as being like driving through the city in a tank with a maniac smile on your face.

I'm such a sucker for this kind of music that I have trouble being too critical... which I think is something that a lot of people face when they hear a band like this. I'm new to Deny Everything (don't know anything else they've done or how they are or previous bands, etc.) and really like what I hear, but I have to disagree about the vocals. You can't expect every band to have a singer with as much texture and body to his voice as Shevchuk, but I felt that the vocals on here were kind of the weakness of this album. And did anyone else catch a quick moment where he sounds like Matt Freeman and a Sesame Street character in the chorus of "Apparently... ?" Glad this got reviewed.

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