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Diecast
Internal Revolution

Company: Century Media Records
Release: 2006
Reviewer: Sinnercorp
Genre: Metalcore
Rating
3.5



  • If you're a fan of well done metalcore, this is a worthwhile CD



  • On their fourth CD, the Boston based metalcore band Diecast has another new lineup, for this album--drummer Dennis Pavla and bassist Brad Horion. Diecast's new album, Internal Revolution, is different than some of the product put out by some other metalcore bands. Just about every metalcore band is taking several pages out of Killswitch Engage's playbook by lacing their hard hitting aggression with soaring choruses and sweet, clean vocals. Internal Revolution's slick overproduction and formulaic song structures will surely turn off some listeners. So many would argue it's about time they tweaked their sound a little and added some diversity. With fiery, fast chug and churn riffs, forceful, airtight double bass work, and throaty yelling, the beginning of the title cut is one of the disc's heaviest and meanest moments. If you can accept everything Diecast is, cliche or not, Internal Revolution serves as an enjoyable listen throughout. Not to mention these are very competent musicians who possess more than enough strength needed to make this record withstand a few cliche parts. It's still plenty heavy, muscular, and as tight as a clenched fist. Diecastís amorphous sound will appeal to those looking for a band that can be alarmingly furious one minute and apologetic or contemplative the next. Diecast aren't breaking any new ground here, but if you're a fan of well done metalcore, this is a worthwhile CD.


    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    REVIEWER DATE
    Internal RevolutionDiecast
    2006
    Sinnercorp6/25/2008
    Tearing Down Your Blue SkiesDiecast
    2004
    Pandemonium554/13/2005


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