Do Or Die

The Downfall Of The Human Race

Written by: PP on 06/01/2012 04:39:47

Intrigued by internet rumours about Do Or Die's earlier albums being top-notch hardcore releases from the European scene (they are from Belgium), I picked "The Downfall Of The Human Race" from our promo pool to check out what the buzz is all about. Unfortunately, I may have chosen the wrong time to check out these boys as the critical acclaim for the album just hasn't been there.

It's easy to hear why: they sound like a bad Hatebreed clone. The vocals are your typical in-your-face yells and screams with ultra serious fucking business lyrics, and the musical expression seems to be more interested in providing mosh-friendly passages than stringing together interesting pieces of musical composition. Now, I know this is hardcore so the latter is a lot to ask for sometimes, but at least Hatebreed have made their brutal walls of sound catchy in a way that almost demands your fist be pumped at live environments and limbs broken in relentless mosh pits. That is simply not the case here. Instead, it's a balancing act between metal and hardcore without really fitting in either genre, lacking the points of interest from either genre (the solid riffing of the former, or the superior aggression factor of the latter), resulting in a release that's as generic and 'standard' as you can get in hardcore. Better releases are out there in this very genre, boys and girls, so pass this one over.

5

Download: any track, they all sound almost identical
For the fans of: Hatebreed, Sworn Enemy
Listen: Soundcloud

Release date 11.11.2011
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The Downfall Of The Human Race - audio teaser by Do Or Die

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