Release date: 16-05-2007, Label: Sony BMG Entertainment (Finland) Oy
By: Nina Mende
Most bands struggle for many years in different line-ups, bands go under different
names and styles but for the four of them there has always been this one name
and one lifestyle, Dead By Gun. When DBG saw daylight for the first time in
2001 they knew what they were going to do. Following their own ideas and visions,
take shit from no one and just have some good times even though it was a simple
thing in a small shitty rehearsal room with cheap equipment. From that day on
they have done a lot of gigs, good ones and shit ones. A lot of songs has been
written, songs they still play and songs they forgot about in a week. But the
songs are all worth the same, its all good memories and Dead By Gun wouldn’t
take back one single thing. After all, you can’t get it all at once. Right?
After 5 years in may 2006 they signed a record deal at Hype Records. Being totally
outta control, faith and dedication finally paid off and their debut album hit
the stores early 2007.
And this is my impression of their debut album “Big Waves”:
As I put the album into my cd player and pressed play I totally didn’t expect
that: real Punk!!
It sounded like Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Motörhead, Psychopunch
and bands like that. The album is very powerful and some songs are slightly
aggressive (“welcome to the nightmare” for example) but other songs
are very passionate (e.g. “my blood”) but still not slow. I think
even the slowest song would be perfect to mosh. Basically it is pure punk far
away from the “Finland=goth-melancholic-rock” cliche and quite heavy.
The smoky voice of the singer and the distorted guitar riffs give the songs
a rebellious touch that makes you want to jump up and fight for your rights,
to speak out your deepest thoughts and don’t regret anything.
I think they will shurely cause big waves simply because they are simply different
from every other Finish band.
This is punk rock n roll and it never dies, doesn’t matter what people say
or how hard they try to kill it. So if you like that style of music then check
out this album!!!
Chris – vocals, guitar
Gesto – lead guitar
Rob – bass
Fille – drums
|01. Welcome to the nightmare
04. Abandoned Brother
05. Rather Stagger Through Hell
06. Dead Birds
08. Big Waves
09. One Man Army
10. Black Friday
11. My Blood
12. Goodbye Goodtimes
13. Thicker Than Blood