It’s been two years since Die No More’s last album, ‘Evil Elected’ and the new EP ‘Destruction Complete’ is proper old school metal with some thrash thrown in. They give us fantastic solos, vociferous drums and straight up riffing guitars throughout.
Opening track ‘Save Yourself’ starts with the sound of a Geiger Counter and some distortion from which the drums break free and the guitars kick paving the way for some fantastic clear vocals from vocalist Marc Farquhar. This one is going to be GREAT when played live. ‘Mirage’ follows and at first had me thinking, ‘Hmmm, this is a little different,’ but just as quick you’re back on familiar ground with it and the guitars sound so smooth, it’s like butter sliding from a hot knife.
‘Enemy Within’ is a brilliant tune with those old school riffs that really get your head bobbing before you even notice you’re doing it. There’s a very mature undertone without being too thrashy. The EP closes with ‘Destruction Complete’ and what can I say? This feels very brave and polished but totally showcases some brilliantly confident musicians who have worked so hard on a well-written and performed song that really shows just what they are capable of.
Destruction Complete is a great EP from a hard working band that have matured since their debut. I look forward to seeing and hearing these songs played live.
Die No More are:
Marc Farquhar – Rhythm guitar/vocals
Martyn Simpson- Bass
Steve Orchiton – Drums
Kev Smith – Lead guitar