For those of you unfamiliar with 100 Demons, they play a tougher, harder edged variant of Jersey
style metalcore. That means tough guy lyrics about honor, loyalty, backing up your bros and a
generally pugilistic attitude towards your fellow man. All this running on top of bursts of
pummeling metallic hardcore intersected with crushing low end sludgy breakdowns. Sound like
Seriously, this is a punishing step up from their already accomplished debut. The sound here is
BIGGER and more brutal than their debut but that's only the half of it. It's hard to think this band
could come across as more hateful than their last record but this new album leaves them
unrivaled in the hatecore world. The breakdowns are simply colossal, the drums are air tight and
the vocals are seething with hatred. Put this all together and you have a band literally pushing the
outer limits of this genre into darker, more deadly terrain.
Like their last record this sucker is an anger filled ride from start to finish. There's no ballads, no
interludes, nothing to stop the torrent of hate spewing out of your speakers. While every song
here is satisfyingly similar in its approach the closer "Never Surrender Virtue" is the absolute
summation of the music and values of this band. Equal parts rage and violence wrapped in a
sincere loyalty to family, all delivered in an uncompromising blend of bass heavy breakdowns
and fierce hardcore.
All in all, this is the current king of the hill release for fans of hatecore/tough guy metalcore.
There's nobody even in the same league with these guys although another one of my favorites
How It Ends comes close. Still, this is the must have release for this genre.
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