Death Threat - For God And Government (Cover Artwork)

Death Threat

Death Threat: For God And GovernmentFor God And Government (2002)
Triple Crown Records

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While Death Threat may come from Connecticut, they play New York Hardcore like they were born and raised in the Bronx. Death Threat is easily one of the most urgent and ferocious bands under the current label of hardcore. While this band plays traditional hardcore that reminds one of the heydays o.
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While Death Threat may come from Connecticut, they play New York Hardcore like they were born and raised in the Bronx. Death Threat is easily one of the most urgent and ferocious bands under the current label of hardcore. While this band plays traditional hardcore that reminds one of the heydays of Cro Mags and Agnostic Front, there seems to be some growth and development outside of the mindless and simplistic brand of hardcore. Some of this growth comes from a very tight playing sound, that even on disc, makes this band sound alive, like they are playing right in front of you.

The lyrics are sung by two singers, each with a distinct voice, one more high pitched, and one a very low grunting. The higher singer does most of the vocals which often sound like he is talking, while the band chants behind him, the other backs him up on some songs, giving the songs a harder sound.

For God and Government plays like a record from the time when hardcore were real and meant something. Lyrically this band takes on the usual hardcore themes. Unity (As One We Stand), religion (For God and Government), standing up for your beliefs and scene (No Farewell, Live in the Moment, As One We Stand), racism (Watch Your Mouth), and the importance of family and friends (Still Alone, Broke and Bummed Out).

Musically this band reminds me of Agnostic Front (before they went metal), Cro Mags, and many many more. One of the best parts of this disc was a cover of the Operation Ivy classic Bombshell; I was surprised that they played a straight ahead version that was very similar to the original. Many hardcore bands only cover other HC songs, or an old metal song, usually never coming close to something related to ska or poppy stuff. This record as a whole was great, the production was top notch, the playing was aggressive as hell, and overall made me really want to see them live. I bet they know how to get a pit going. Pick this up if you like loud fast music you will not be disappointed.

For God And Government


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Anonymous (March 19, 2006)

whatt? agnostic front in early 80's was old school NYHC cause for alarm/victim in pain practically started nyhc. After that they got mad oish and shit and now with another voice its generic new school NYHC with a voice like EVERYYYY other nyhc singer at their right now i hatee another voice but cause for alarm/victim in pain is un-fuckin-touchable

Anonymous (May 13, 2002)

ahh nice sounds.....but is there 1 or 2 singers? and Agnostic front arent playing metal anymore but there stuff in the early 80s is gold and if u havent heard it..go and listen. They went metal after that in the mid 80s tho

Anonymous (May 10, 2002)

Death Threat is a great band.

But no one should cover OPIV. That band needs to be forgotten, not covered.


Anonymous (May 6, 2002)

HARDCORE LIVES!!!! With bands like this, Striking Distance, Nerve Agents, and Death By Stereo.

Anonymous (May 5, 2002)

Umm, there is definitely only one singer. This band rules. Thanks for trying. Get into it.

Anonymous (May 3, 2002)

i haven't heard this record yet but it should be good from the soundclips I heard from lambgoat and the mp3 on this site. for those that didn't know, agnostic front went metal in the mid-1980s while catching on with the "crossover" trend.

green run brad represent represent

evildeadalive (May 2, 2002)

Yeah, if you ask me Agnostic Front are playing a more Oi! brand of hardcore than ever. Definately not metal.

Anonymous (May 2, 2002)

These guys are from my home state,and they are representing well-oldpunker-

zim_nation (May 2, 2002)

when did agnostic front go metal?

moldy (May 2, 2002)

not a problem, i didnt know that, but i am looking forward to getting my ass kicked by them on may 7 with American Nightmare in iowa city.

Anonymous (May 1, 2002)

HAHAHAAHA Holy shit man.... one glaring mistake. Death Threat most definately has ONE singer... Aaron... with two distinct tones. You should do more research, and you can't fully appreciate this band until they have kicked your ass live, something you obviously havn't done. Please, dont take offense to this minor correction either.

Anonymous (April 30, 2002)

this shit rules

Anonymous (April 30, 2002)

Yes, good stuff.

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