dead reprise – dystopia
dead reprise is a hardcore band from sweden that wasn't completely unknown to me. but honestly i pretty much only knew their name. i stumbled upon them when they were connected with other skandinavian bands like purified in blood or ad arma on some flyers i saw on the net. but this little familiarity pushed me to check this band out further as demons run amok entertainment announced this release. i listened to 'the hammer of justice' that features some guest vocals by freddy/madball. song is pretty cool and so i pre-ordered it.
the whole record is not as strong as 'the hammer of justice' implicates but it's a solid release all around. the instrumental to the title song 'dystopia' (the second to last on the record) is bad ass and puts the album one level higher. reminds me a lot of sepultura. the last song 'global meltdown' picks up some hooks of the instrumental and makes it a real great ender. a wise decision of the dead reprise guys to put this two songs at the end. leaves you with a good feeling :) i need to get their first record.
this album is a triple release by demons run amok entertainment, monumentrecords and de:nihil records. i can't say how many copies of this grey with black marble vinyl version were made. sadly there is no download coupon. that sucks big time! but no sweat, the internet knows how to help out :)2013.