Dropdead – “2020” LP
Recorded by Kurt Ballou and Zach Weeks at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. To say that the third full-length album by Dropdead has been eagerly anticipated would be something of an understatement. All hyperbole aside, fuck-me, this is exactly what the start of 2021 required. 23 songs in 24 minutes, and packaging that will blow you away: A silver-mirror gatefold sleeve, including full colour, and a 12″ by 12″ lyric booklet within, again with full colour. Musically, this is instantly recognisable as Dropdead: fast, furious hardcore blasts, often bordering on straight ahead power violence. Now with a broader range of vocal styles and newfound ways of rocking, but without losing any of their edge – it’s a welcome progression, pulled-off brilliantly. And lyrically, again, exactly what 2021 needs. To quote the band: “These are dark, but times we find ourselves living in, and this is how we vent our frustration and anger in a positive way.”
These copies are transparent red vinyl, exclusive to Deathwish, and limited to 100.