Dropdead
2nd LP


4.0
excellent

Review

by John Anderton USER (27 Reviews)
May 30th, 2009 | 22 replies | 7,916 views


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Your face: it no longer exists.

5 of 6 thought this review was well written

Some bands write 40 minute records. Some bands write hour long records. Even the ballsy (or annoying [that's you, Tool]) bands go as long as they can on a single CD. Dropdead are none of those kinds of bands. They, at their prime, didn't need to drag out every song just to make it work. Aside from being completely awesome, they are also more interesting in 15 minutes than most bands are in an hour.

Active during the 90s, Dropdead played some of the most furious music to ever be put out a 4 track. Not content to stick with a single genre, Dropdead dabble in multiple genres, including, but not limited to: powerviolence, grind, hardcore, and emo. Picking out individual elements from specific genres is an effort in vain as Dropdead are absolutely flawless masters of melding their influences into the vehement out-pour of emotion that is their music. Countless bands try to imitate the aggression that these men accomplish on both of their albums, named with a spark of ingenuity 1st LP and 2nd LP. Combining lightning fast riffs, unbelievably angry screams and furious drumming, Dropdead will leave the listener wondering where on the pavement their skull got crushed.

Their 2nd record, named 2nd LP, is 15 minutes of unbridled, pissed off and passionate music. If anyone could write a blueprint for angry music, Dropdead would be a prime candidate. Instead of just relying on speed or intensity as the constitution of their assault, they instead opt for a dynamic, often times sporadic approach; this gives their music the ability to be extremely repetitive while still extremely engaging. The aspect of repetition, however, is lost in the brazen temperament of their furious wake, slaying all those who dare stand in their way. Technicality is lost in the blur of their demonic wake. Their name is truly a fantastic representation of their output: the atmosphere given off is apocalyptic to the extreme.

With 18 songs in less than 15 minutes, Dropdead get the ball rolling and never let up. There are no breaks, no pauses, no respites from their temper. Each and every minute is packed with explosive riffs, destructive vocals, groovy basslines (yes, it’s audible) and ear-bleeding screams. If not for being conceived in a format utilizing sound, these men might be out ravaging the landscape, leaving bodies and destruction behind them.

It is hard to imagine anything but absolute destruction when listening to the onslaught that is Dropdead. The 2nd LP is 15 minutes of the most uncomprising music ever put out: Bru-Death eat it.



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Essence
May 30th 2009



3547 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

where did my face go

Phantom
May 30th 2009



8930 Comments


Sounds interesting. Certainly miles better than the abhorrent clothing line of the same name. Will aad to my check out list. Nice review as well. Pos

Only thing,

Listening seems foreign to every spoken to, spoken from.
read a bit strangely for me.

joshuatree
Emeritus
May 30th 2009



3743 Comments


wtf when did jacktiger7x7x7x7x7x7x7x start listening to good music

Essence
May 30th 2009



3547 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks phantom

also lulz joshua

freeliminator
May 30th 2009



78 Comments


some things shouldnt be reviewed on this site

Essence
May 30th 2009



3547 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thank you for confirming my belief that if I write something stupid, every idiot will repeat because he (or she) is stupid as well

scyther
May 30th 2009



1606 Comments


http://www.fenris.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/nietzche-family-circus.jpg

Essence
May 30th 2009



3547 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i guess i should rewrite that intro, i no longer like it

Essence
May 30th 2009



3547 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

there you go. new intro. works better. less faggy.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
May 30th 2009



17911 Comments


be true 2 yourself

Essence
May 30th 2009



3547 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

god why r u guys so mean im going to go listen to angry music now like BMTH

freeliminator
May 30th 2009



78 Comments


defense mechanism

rasputin
May 30th 2009



14504 Comments


slaveliminator

illmitch
May 30th 2009



5429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great review great band

CkCk
May 30th 2009



141 Comments


Dropdead more like live forever in Heaven with Jesus Christ

rasputin
May 30th 2009



14504 Comments


amen

Waior
May 31st 2009



11420 Comments


ugh my face. this sounds unfortunate.

Essence
May 31st 2009



3547 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you're lucky you can still feel it

Zip
May 31st 2009



5313 Comments


You should review Killwhitneydead.

Zip
May 31st 2009



5313 Comments


wtf



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