"Black Sheep of the American Dream" (Viking Funeral Records; 2012)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

This is the sixth studio disc from Death By Stereo, their first with Viking Funeral Records. The original bassist, Paul Miner, returned to the band for this offering and now they have a new drummer, Mike Cambra. A lot of changes, internal and external but one thing that has not changed is the great hardcore punk and metal core music these guys create. Ten tracks of gut-busting music and snarling lyrics will keep you and your moshing pit quite busy.

The guitar element of this disc is raw in the riff department and yet controlled when a nasty intro or solo comes bursting out of Dan Palmer. You'll be impressed by the solos and intricate guitar work put out by this band. The drums beat a groove into the earth and when you combine that with the bass, it gets better by the song. I was really impressed with the guitar work of Dan Palmer, and you will be too. Pick up this disc today, or download it -- however you do it, just do it!

Death By Stereo: Efrem "The Bean" Schulz - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Dan Palmer - Lead Guitar; Paul Miner Bass; JP "The Kid" Gericke - Rhythm Guitar and Mike Cambra - Drums, Percussion.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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