Las Vegas' CURL UP AND DIE (CUAD) are back with their second full length on Revelation Records. The One Above All, The End Of All That Isfully realizes the direction laid out on last year's bookend CDEPs We May Be Through With The Past...(Status Records) and ...But The Past Aint Through With Us(REV 117). On "The One Above All..", CUAD teamed up with expert producer Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Mars Volta, Kylesa) in Los Angeles and emerged with a record that is full of speed-freak thrash, epic heaviness, and monstrously loud riffs. With Mike Minnick's trademark vocals becoming more and more part of the foreground and the deft interplay between the rhythm section of Ryan Hartery (bass) and Jesse Fitts (drums) providing the base for Matt Fuchs' massive guitar work, CUAD has delivered yet another step toward the future of heavy music.
As always with CUAD, we have to mention the impeccable artwork coming with this record. Yet again, they have taken this aspect of their release to new heights. CUAD have employed the talents of EATDRINK media (www.eatdrink.com) to deliver some of the best cover art Revelation has ever released. It's worth the purchase price alone.
With The One Above All, The End Of All That Is, CURL UP AND DIE is forging a path through the banal and repetitive hardcore scene. They're leading their fans in to new territory that explores much more than just the "chugga-chugga - here's the part where you mosh" sameness that is currently plaguing the hardcore scene. If you want something heavy, epic, and ear shattering, then CURL UP AND DIE's The One Above All, The End Of All That Isis the record for you.