Down By Law - Blue (Cover Artwork)

Down By Law

Down By Law: Blue

Blue (1992)

Epitaph


4.5
In the 12 years this band has existed so far, they have put out some of the most amazing albums I've ever heard. namely s/t, punkrockacademyfightsong, and this record all remain my favorites....and this still remains one of the biggest selling records on epitaph...(although I think its out of print ...

In the 12 years this band has existed so far, they have put out some of the most amazing albums I've ever heard. namely s/t, punkrockacademyfightsong, and this record all remain my favorites....and this still remains one of the biggest selling records on epitaph...(although I think its out of print now).

"The last brigade" just knocked me flat on my ass...actually the only word I said through the entire 40 minutes was "whoa". I heard the other songs like "break the walls", "at home in the wasteland", and "air conditioner" to name a few and I was hooked.

It's not your typical early 90's epitaph sound; it incorporates some of the characteristics of the "california" sound epitomized by most other bands on the label, but it lacked speed. The slower pace had become a thing I appreciated about DBL.

The lyrics are what I like most...such a wide range: politics, love, anger, Its all there...these are lyrics that are not just true to the band, but were meant to be felt and understood by others as well. And have come to be a thing they have been recoginized and praised for.

well, its One hell of a band, and one hell of a record...Love em or hate em...theyre here to stay and even though theyve kinda dropped from sight the past few years They will be rocking your ass soon.