6/25/2008 - Review by: Sinnercorp
On their fourth CD, the Boston based metalcore band Diecast has another new lineup, for this album--drummer Dennis Pavla and bassist Brad Horion. Diecast's new album, Internal Revolution, is different than some of the product put out by some other metalcore bands. Just about every metalcore band is taking several pages out of Killswitch Engage's playbook by lacing their hard hitting aggression with soaring choruses and sweet, clean vocals. Internal Revolution's slick overproduction and formulaic song structures will surely turn off some listeners. So many would argue it's about time they tweaked their sound a little and added some diversity. With fiery, fast chug and churn riffs, forceful, airtight double bass work, and throaty yelling, the beginning of the title cut is one of the disc's heaviest and meanest moments. If you can accept everything Diecast is, cliche or not, Internal Revolution serves as an enjoyable listen throughout. Not to mention these are very competent musicians who possess more than enough strength needed to make this record withstand a few cliche parts. It's still plenty heavy, muscular, and as tight as a clenched fist. Diecastís amorphous sound will appeal to those looking for a band that can be alarmingly furious one minute and apologetic or contemplative the next. Diecast aren't breaking any new ground here, but if you're a fan of well done metalcore, this is a worthwhile CD.
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