DEATH WITH A DAGGERS: Dark Alleys: CD

Band members include: Rabies, Steel, Prowler, Spaceman, and Rattt The Animal. Yes, Rattt, like rat, but with an extra T as a tribute to the almighty SaTan and one more just for the fuck of it. What kind of music do you think they make? Their beautifully bastardized version of metal takes the gritty bits of Scandinavian hardcore, mixes in fist-pounding power metal guitar solos, and tops it all off with some rock‘n’roll swagger. The liner notes say it best: “Play it Loud—Come to the Dagger.” You’ll want to put this one on repeat.

 –mp (Deaf Forever, myspace.com/deafever)

Deaf Forever, myspace.com/deafever)

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