Dangers
Anger


5.0
classic

Review

by Kevin Jalmax USER (9 Reviews)
January 4th, 2010 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is the soundtrack of the cynic.

Dangers are one of those bands who never wanted to get big or famous, and to be quite frank they did a damned good job of that. They've been around for a fair amount of time, yet have little more than a dedicated set of "angry" fans. They've released a number of demos and albums, all of which capture the angst of growth and overwhelming depression effortlessly. Anger is far and away their best release to date.

One thing about this album is the fact that despite it being a proclaimed "hardcore" album, it has a lot of interesting elements that borrow from many different genres. The guitar playing isn't your cookie-cutter power-chord under octave climax, it is a delightful blend of hard rock, punk rock, and Bane-era hardcore. For instance the intro to Half Brother, All Cop has a two second blurb of what sounds like a late-70's southern rock song before launching into a frenzied power chord progression with clever stops and starts. The drums are phenomenal in their orchestration as they sound written to the guitar. Almost every song on this album has some sharp interplay between the guitar, bass, and drums that makes for a refreshing and original listen. There's even a song that features simply drums and vocals, entitled Break Beat. It breaks down with an odd time-signature and Al Brown screaming about his disdain of the idea of a song simply being inspired by
heartbreak, and ends with him and others chanting "Broken hearts beat just fine. A testament to his sharp-tongued lyrical style.

Al Brown is the image and voice of Dangers, with his high-pitched and rhythmically calculated shrieks of pure ferocity, he is the ideal singer for a band swimming through the tides of the "new generation of hardcore." Starting off the album cleverly with a quiet "hello" before launching in to We Broke the P.A., a quick down-beat introduction to what the band is all about. With clever lines such as "Our music is so soothing, our movement is not moving." and We don't need a microphone, we scream loud enough on our own." Al readily prepares you for what is to come in the next 30 minutes. Lyrically, there are some timeless verses on this album. My Wonder Years Never Got Cancelled is essentially a
list of all the things in life that make him angry. With his frightening delivery and brilliant lyricism, the listener can't help but relate to just about every innocuous thing that pisses him off "like headwinds, girls with boyfriends, and no money for a new TV. Like that headstone with my name engraved from a generation past, like being 23 on Thursday, like growing up too goddamn fast."

This album has so much cynical charm, it's flat out impossible to be a fan of hardcore and not give it at least some respect for its originality delivering the same message that hardcore bands have been spewing out for years. This album is to the point, and it is certainly ***ing angry. Now go and buy it.



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IRAI
January 4th 2010


1567 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

this is one of the most 'hit you in the face' 'a lot of us are pissed off about X' albums i've ever listened to, and it's brilliant.



SeaAnemone
January 4th 2010


20322 Comments


cool

Digging: Holy Sons - Lost Decade II

rasputin
January 4th 2010


14544 Comments


this is a fantastic album, though i wouldn't go so far as a 5/5

burnafterbreeding
January 4th 2010


1466 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

To be perfectly honest, its probably more like a 4.8 for me, because I just felt like a 4.5 was just a litttle too low.

cirq
January 4th 2010


9264 Comments


I LOVE messy, I gotta get this

burnafterbreeding
January 8th 2010


1466 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

its the ideal messy hardcore record. get that shit cirq, if you send me your email i definitely won't send it to you...>.>

shablaman54
January 14th 2010


281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love the emotion in this

MusicinaBox
January 22nd 2010


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Pretty sick.

qwe3
January 22nd 2010


21362 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ugh their recent one was so good. if this is better i'll ejaculate

SlightlyEpic
January 22nd 2010


5780 Comments


I'd say they're about the same

IRAI
January 22nd 2010


1567 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

qwejaculation is in order, then.

qwe3
January 22nd 2010


21362 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

qwejaculation omg winwinwin

IRAI
January 22nd 2010


1567 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

but srsly, get this.

qwe3
January 22nd 2010


21362 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i will, right now in fact



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