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Always the Hard Way
     

Always the Hard Way

by Terror
 

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After putting in years of hard graft with highly respected Buffalo, NY hardcore acts such as Despair and Buried Alive, vocalist Scott Vogel made the cross-country move to L.A. in 2002 in order to start a mascara-smeared glam rock band on the Sunset Strip. Just kidding. In fact, the preternaturally pissed singer

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After putting in years of hard graft with highly respected Buffalo, NY hardcore acts such as Despair and Buried Alive, vocalist Scott Vogel made the cross-country move to L.A. in 2002 in order to start a mascara-smeared glam rock band on the Sunset Strip. Just kidding. In fact, the preternaturally pissed singer sought out like-minded cohorts with whom to launch his next, aptly named hardcore venture, Terror, quickly invading the local club scene, heading out on van-driven national tours, and signing with Trustkill Records for the release of their 2004 debut album, One with the Underdogs. Two years, and countless roads traveled later, the quintet entered Massachusetts' Planet Z Studios to work on their sophomore effort Always the Hard Way, recording with renowned producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, etc.), who helped lend the album's hardcore roots that contemporary, metallic edge so popular in the mid-2000s. Powered by precision-tool riffing and machine-gun percussion, shout-out anthems like "Last of the Diehards," "You Can't Break Me," and the title track are as clichéd as they are irresistibly infectious; perfectly framing Vogel's formidable presence at the mic and making the disc's breakneck-paced 29 minutes fly by in what seems like a New York minute. As such, Always the Hard Way proves ideal audio punishment for grizzled hardcore purists and mid-2000s metalcore kids alike; just as long as fans don't expect any innovations from the genre, and don't mind the surprising hip-hop interlude "Dibbs and Murs Check In" that interrupts the album's intense pacing.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2006
Label:
Trustkill Records
UPC:
0824953008421
catalogNumber:
84
Rank:
91696

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Tracks

  1. All for Revenge
  2. Strike You Down
  3. Survival Comes Crashing In
  4. Always the Hard Way
  5. Lost
  6. Last of the Diehards
  7. So Close to Defeat
  8. Test My Convictions
  9. Hell to Pay
  10. One Step Behind
  11. You Cant Break Me
  12. Dibbs and Murs Check In
  13. Hardship Belongs to Me
  14. Smash Through You

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