"One" (DIYFS; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Die Young is a gritty California glam band gone bad, opting to scream their heads off and denounce the vapid posturing while cranking out six tracks chock full of crossover appeal. 

There's a strong sense of the influence of bands like Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, and Black Flag on songs like "What They Say," giving off a fuck the world mentality over scathing music and unearthly vocals. "One" displays a band hell-bent on taking the scene back, by any and all means, and starting with a solid yet catchy release laden with anthems to kick someone in the head to. 

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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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