Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Album Review: D.R.U.G.S. - Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows’ debut is a truly attention seeking album. Right from the spine tingling opening of ‘If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is’ to the chugging riffs of closing track ‘My Swagger Has A First Name’, the American super group will have you hooked.

Just when you think you’re settling into a regular post-hardcore record, Craig Owens formerly of Chiodos, Aaron Stern of Matchbook Romance, Nick Martin of Undermined, Matt Good of From First To Last and Adam Russell of Story of the Year, push you right off your chair.

Not only is D.R.U.G.S. scattered with rousing chants and scathing lyrics it also features the odd bizarre and down-right eerie moments. A snippet of classical music pops up from nowhere during ‘My Swagger Has A First Name’ and ‘The Hangman’ appears to begin with a bizarre remix of chanting monks. The track titles, such as ‘Mr Owl Ate My Metal Worm’ and ‘Laminated E.T. Animal’, are also a little baffling. And just when you think things can’t get anymore weird, they throw a prank call message on the end.

But don’t think this album is all one big joke. The pounding ‘The Only Thing You Talk About’ and the soaring anthem that is ‘I’m Here To Take The Sky’ are classics in the making. Sharp production, five experienced men and just the right amount of crazy is a recipe for a sensational new super group.

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