Chuck Schuldiner Project

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Dropdead - S/T

Y'know what's cool? Checking your email and finding the first new Dropdead full length in 22 years in your inbox. The punk legends have been through some turmoil lately, with Bobs bike accident and the bands van getting stolen. It's good to hear them back and just as fast as ever on this stunning new third self titled record. It's hard not to be enamored with the crazed magic of this band and the over the top assault that they bring to the table. Time and time again this album has me scraping my jaw off the floor.

As you fling yourself into the frenetic playing of a track like 'Warfare State' it becomes increasingly clear that Dropdead are angrier than they ever have been here. This is a record that captures a group of dudes who are pissed off about the way things are going and want you to know it .The relentless assault and the crazed playing may feel like drinking from the firehose for some, but for those of us who grew up on this stuff... it only makes sense. Dropdead are here to rip out throats on this self titled record and they are not going to let you forget the madness of our modern age wit ha series of blasts that rarely ever venture over the two minute mark.

And just like that... it's over. Twenty three songs goes by fast when the average length is under a minute for each. You find yourself thrown into the pit, given no reprieve and then spit back out. There's something strangely refreshing to hear a band who has been doing this for thirty years who so eagerly stay true to the same formula that has worked for them for so many years. It's go for the throat and relentless. It will leave you gasping for air and remembering for the umpteenth time why these guys are in the punk pantheon.

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1 comment:

  1. Dropdead has come a long way i love the old stuff but this is even better. Cut your throat out angry fast and with a message i love it congratulations to bob gorge and the rest of the band. You guys hit it out of hell with this one.