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Deathcycle: Prelude to TyrannyPrelude to Tyranny (2008)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


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Deathcycle called it quits earlier this year, though they managed to get one more full-length out of their system just prior to that -- Prelude to Tyranny, a straightforward NYHC album that, while isn't terribly brilliant or groundbreaking, gets the job done. If the title didn't give it away, thi.
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Deathcycle called it quits earlier this year, though they managed to get one more full-length out of their system just prior to that -- Prelude to Tyranny, a straightforward NYHC album that, while isn't terribly brilliant or groundbreaking, gets the job done.

If the title didn't give it away, this is a band that is absolutely outraged at the government and the destruction it's caused, and doesn't let up their hatred for the course of all 11 songs. 9/11 conspiracies are alluded to "Enemy of the State," while "Blueprint for Enslavement" and "Good Person = Bad American" both get pissed in to-the-point, mid-tempo, catchy ways ("There is no more time / stop wasting mine / with your democrats, republicans and 'party lines'"; "How come being a good person / makes me a bad American? / It's better than being a bad person").

Musically, Tyranny sort of sounds like Agnostic Front if Roger Miret didn't resemble Fozzy Bear these days, or Sheer Terror (ex-alum represented here), maybe. There's also an occasionally burly charge reminsicent of Kill Your Idols (a band Deathcycle and current None More Black bassist Paul Delaney spent some time with, too), but absolutely nothing on here sounds remotely positive or happy. Some carefully intermittent splashes of `80s thrash-metal in the guitar work help mix things up, though.

While a very decent entry into the long-stretched pissed-off political hardcore spectrum, there's something largely missing here and it's a pity Deathcycle didn't stick around long enough to find it. Still, with such a sore lack of newer, solid NY(C)HC acts forming, it's worth a listen if the void is killing you endlessly (wocka wocka).

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lookbackandlaugh (May 11, 2009)

Prelude to Tranny would be a funny album. I'd feel more inclined than this, unfortunately. Lower East Side kind of stuff just never appealed to me.

Hey_Asshole (May 9, 2009)

when i first saw the record title, i thought it said "Prelude To Tranny"

not heard this, sounds like it would suck

slowstupidhungry (May 8, 2009)

"The thing with the Queers is that you can, like, tell their songs apart and shit. It's pretty cr00sh."

Maybe you can. I actually like their primitive-ass early shit, but all the stuff they're well known for blows. The 9/11 truth movement is kinda annoying, but some of those people aren't extremist fucks.

mattramone (May 8, 2009)

Also, the 9/11 Truth Movement is pretty much just whackos. If the left had a Fox News to call their own it's what they would watch.

mattramone (May 8, 2009)

The thing with the Queers is that you can, like, tell their songs apart and shit. It's pretty cr00sh.

slowstupidhungry (May 8, 2009)

""This band is a boring retread. "WAH WAH WE HATE GEORGE BUSH AND COPS! METALMETALMETAL GRAWRRRRRRRR" or whatever.

Paul's a cutie pie, though. I hear he's a hit down at the old folks' home on knitting day. They just love his girlish hair."

A Queers fan talking about boring retreads. You are a joke.

mattramone (May 8, 2009)

This band is a boring retread. "WAH WAH WE HATE GEORGE BUSH AND COPS! METALMETALMETAL GRAWRRRRRRRR" or whatever.

Paul's a cutie pie, though. I hear he's a hit down at the old folks' home on knitting day. They just love his girlish hair.

slowstupidhungry (May 8, 2009)

Yeah, they are from New York, no they don't really sound like NYHC, and they broke up last year. Good band.

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