Release DetailsLABEL Now Or Never
RELEASED ON 2/13/2001
Day of Reckoning
posted on 10/2001 By:
Not being a huge fan of hardcore or even the dreaded nu-metal. I will admit that Diecast’s performance on Day Of Reckoning did keep me semi-interested throughout the CD. They have a few hooks that I found going through the ole noggin after a few listens. The vocals tend to be pretty standard, nothing too flashy, but they do fit throughout the whole disk. The grooves are at times mighty, very reminiscent of the booze bruisers Pantera. The highlight for me was the solid drumming. The big question: just how long will these guys grind the axe? In a time when bands like Diecast are appearing almost daily. I am not quite sure if they have enough diversity and originality to make the cut. I do see them having a good run but a long time career; we will just have to see. Bottom line: A solid performance but stick with Trendkill
posted on 10/2001 By:
Let me start off this dissection by stating that the members of Diecast are damn good at what they do. I remember the very first time I had an opportunity to listen to this collection of songs, and I must have been in a bad mood because it did absolutely nothing for me. Then just a week or so ago I gave it another shot and I'm glad I did. This effort starts off with your typical intro type thing called "Intro". (Hasn't this song been copyrighted yet?) Track two pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the disc led by top notch drumming mixed with chunky guitar riffs and vocals consisting of the ever so popular not quite death/clean and pretty style. I do have a few complaints here that definitely played a strong role in the way I chose to rate this one. The first would be the fact that there isn't one single guitar lead. Secondly, and I'll admit this may be too picky, is that the snare drum on this production sounds a bit muddy. Don't get me wrong, this drummer is spectacular and to blame him for this minor production flaw would be unjust. I mean, we have all heard worse haven't we? And the last issue I have here would be the annoyingly trendy "build up thing" all vocalists in the hardcore/nu scene seem to abuse. I mean, didn't Rage Against The Machine wear this out ten years ago? "Fuck You! I won't do what you tell me!" With all of that said, I do recommend this album to anyone getting tired of the not heavy enough radio bullshit. This is a high energy album filled with enough pissed off music to satisfy the angriest of individuals, and I can honestly say it will probably get some airplay in my household. Favorite Track: Invent The Truth
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