DEAL WITH IT - WORLD COMING DOWN 7" & MCD (D&G 028)
From the ashes of Fifty On Red and What Hope Remains, up rises the phoenix that is DEAL WITH IT - coming at you like a knuckleduster in the face. Medium paced, with huge hard and heavy pumping bass strokes and equally ferocious drumming, along with pitbull barked vocals and metallic riffage. Stomping along at a steady, but earnest, medium pace that throws a curve ball every now and again - ups a gear and all hell breaks loose. They are a straightedge band, which is definitely fine by me, but really only one song deals with this topic - so if you are anti-edge and like heavy music - hell you gotta give them a chance. I particularly like the lyrics and they get full respect from me by using the word 'plonkers' in the song "Flowers In The Attic" (great lyrics alround) - because lets face it the world is full of bloody plonkers. I wonder who the song 'Dead Weight' is about, it's got some great chunky bass licks at the start. "Last Days" is the sXe song, but if you read it - then you'll understand why. I think it's great that a band is not afraid to speak their mind, in a scene that stinks of too much hairspary/gel these days, full of passion and energy. If you are a vinyl nut, hurry up as stocks are running low. The MCD contains 4 songs from their 2006 demo, you can definitely notice their progress and the demo tracks are ace. Have you got a thing for BREAKDOWN, CROMAGS, LEEWAY, NO WARNING etc? Then hit it up with some more heavyness.
DEAD AND GONE RECORDS, 17 DRIVER STREET, SHEFFIELD, S13 9WP, UK.