I came upon this self-tilted release from 1985 from DYS on Discogs. Several people told me this is their favorite DYS record. So all of the above reasons made me decide to buy it. Also the price was alright.
|The cover art is a snippet from the painting “Triumph Of Death” from the painter Pieter Breughel The Elder (a Dutch renaissance painter).|
DYS was actually Dave Smalley’s earlier band before Dag Nasty. The record is cool, although far from what you’d expect musically. It’s not that stereo-typical crushing Punk anymore. The vocals are more melodic also, more a metal kind of singing. Also some slower ’emotional’ parts in their delivery. The record was recorded in 1984, the nostalgic year and was released the year after in 1985.
I think it’s a cool record but it takes a few spins to get into it. I repeat already a remarkable relatively high metal influence for that period in Hardcore.
The second remarkable fact is that this second LP of DYS goes approximately ten times less that the original “Brotherhood” LP. That one was their first. Probably because it lacks that Straight-Edge Hardcore Punk touch, that is so much fancied by collectors… Any other opinions?