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Death To Tyrants

Sick Of It All

Some people just never grow old. It seems they've found the secret of eternal youth. […]
By Yiannis Dafopoulos
August 7, 2006
Sick Of It All - Death To Tyrants album cover

Some people just never grow old. It seems they've found the secret of eternal youth. And you know what this secret is? It's music. This band seems to get more brutal as the years go by. It's not random coincidence that they are considered as one of the most important NYHC bands! Respect!
Formed in the mid 80's by the Koller brothers, Sick Of It All managed to become one of the cornerstones of NYHC through hard work. From their first album, they keep revolving around politics and injustice, as almost every Hardcore band. They have been in several record labels as Fat Wreck Chords and Revelation. This time they decided to push themselves further. After signing a contract with Century Media, they recorded Death To Tyrants and they're ready to fuck everything up!
First of all I'd like to say that Death To Tyrants is a bit more of a growling album than their previous ones. The tracks are catchy as always and Lou Koller is more brutal than ever. That's what I mean when I say that some people never grow old. I think that Sick Of It All owe that to Hardcore. Their love for Hardcore has kept them alive. Anyway, back to the album. The sound is strong, something that can be justified by the man behind the console. The recordings were made with Dean Baltulonis (Give Up The Ghost, Most Precious Blood) and the mixing was taken over by the one and only Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn). Who wouldn't trust Madsen? The result is a bone breaking album that can be described only as a NYHC gem! You just can't listen to this album once or twice. You want more!
This is a message to all the Hardcore fans out there: Get the fuck out of your house and go buy this album! NOW!!! As for everyone else, try to give it a chance. You won't regret it! As for me, I'm going to listen to it one more time. It's like a drug!

9 / 10

Almost Perfect

"Death To Tyrants" Track-listing:

Take The Night Off
Uprising Nation
Always War
Die Alone
Evil Schemer
Make A Mark
Forked Tongue
Fred Army
Thin Skin
Maria White Trash

Sick Of It All Lineup:

Lou Koller - Vocals
Pete Koller - Guitars
Armand Majidi - Drums
Craig Setari - Bass

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