For the hardcore scene, its a wide array of sounds and influences that get brought to the table whether it be from the straight edge band all the way to the aggressive beatdown punchfests that are present in some bands. Deez Nuts have their own bouncy convention which invokes a lot of the NYHC scene but puts their own gangster spin on it, but will that be the same case with their new record?
‘Binge’ leads straight into ‘Purgatory’ and you can tell right from the get go that the band haven’t lost any of their spark with the guitar tone and vocal delivery being just as memorable as they have been through the past few record, with the aggressive chugging section throwing its weight around entirely. As the record moves on, ‘Antidote’ further heightens that anger more with the overall sound of the band coming through. Whilst the vocals don’t give off the same rage as the rest of the band possess, the lyrical notion provided keep that notion fly through, especially when Scott Vogel of Terror appears as a guest vocal spot. ‘Commas & Zeros’ keeps the energy moving with the more cleaner, yet gravelly, vocal section during the choruses add a new moment for the band as the record just keeps pushing the band higher up the totem pole.
Then going into ‘Break Out’, the instrumentation continues to be full of strong riffs and an ability to entice and capture you into the records capabilities. The guitar and bass compliment each other really well throughout the entire album and they even give you their classic quick paced track ‘Carried By Six’ that shows more of the agility and versatility of the drums more with the different patterns coming, especially with the fact that it follows a 6 bar pattern and 6/4 timing for the most part. The raw emotion can still be found with the palm muted madness that is ‘Lesson Learned’ that rounds itself with punchy riffs, but still keeps that loveable Deez Nuts flavour. The album might feel a bit daunting with the 13 tracks that are presented, but they are able to bring you something that feels like the band but give you something new within every track. ‘Hedonistic Wasteland’ has a very strong hardcore influence within it from front to back, with ‘Remedy’ feeling full on punk at points with its speed and gang vocals channeling through it, but gives off times for those breakdowns.
The band have struck gold with this new release and are still managing to push their boundaries even further in the hardcore genre with their unique and flavourful selection of tracks that are bestowed upon this record. There is a little something for everyone and it will always show off the fun and charismatic side of them.