A horrible hack

Born/Dead

The Final Collapse

Year Released: 2008
Format: CD
Label: Prank
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Mar 13, 2009
Another reassuringly sturdy-sounding Prank release roars out the traps, this time the second full-length from crusty anarcho punkers Born/Dead. This big olí bastard plonks itself part way between the gruff, ground-razing fury of a slightly-less-gloomy HHiG and the rabble-rousing UK82 of Criminal Damage for a sound thatís hefty and urgent yet pretty catchy with it. While we couldíve maybe done without the Cress cover ("Sirens" rather sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the originals...) the rest of it is solid and snarlingly up-front, all nicely tied together with some unobtrusive ambient/experimental moments that add to the overall feeling of doom and desperation.

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