When I was asked to do a review of the metal band Dying Breed I literally said “F^)k yeah!”  I remember listening to these guys a while ago and all I could remember was that these guys were heavy.

What I love most is that I know I’m listening to actual music (not just screaming) due to the melodies and the parts of the songs that are a bit slower and show off the vocal performance very well. There isn’t just constant unnecessary yelling going on, and when they do scream you can understand the anger behind it and feel it with the band.  Their songwriting style shows that they can write meaningful lyrics even with powerful head pounding beats.

A song that I love from their latest album, New Clear War is “Sky Burial”. The way that they play with the tempos is something that I have learned to love with other bands such as Metallica. They give you despair with the slow tempo but then bring out the anger when it speeds up and slaps you in the face.

Being a metal fan for a long time I have to say that I truly enjoy Dying Breed because they remind me of the type of music that was around when classic metal bands such as Pantera ruled the world.
The band is reminiscent of a classic band you have known for a long time and it feels good to know that there are still new bands doing metal the right way.

-Review by Ana Cordova of Indie Band Guru

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  1. Thrash died out early, because there is only so much one can do with short, fast songs (frequently under thirty seconds). Speed metal proved to be too close to the heavy metal song format, and since there was more money and future for the musicians in radio-friendly heavy metal than battering-ram speed metal, most speed metal bands by the turn of the decade mutated into heavy metal acts with ” speed metal influences,” in the case of Metallica eventually going on to incorporate country music into their sound. This “selling out” of speed metal reflected a fundamental division in metal at the time, namely the perception that one could not speak the truth in public, and thus anything popular had compromised reality for a public reality which sold records. This belief was also echoed in the indie, grunge, rap, techno and punk music of the time.