Now More than Never
Draize Method = D.O.A. + Bold + D.R.I.
Slamming out legit hardcore—literally from the ’80s—Draize Method and their onstage socks n’ sandals represent a bygone era that has come back to haunt us. The band namely hashes out D-beat punk with natural, mid-level vocal aggression and thrashy chugs, such as in “Fear.” They do, however, add an Agent Orange-esque element in “Myself” and “Mantra,” where vocalist Dan Fonoti sings in a ghostlike voice and then breaks into throaty wailing. Guitarist Todd Kirk adds in some melodic metal elements to his riffing on “Inside,” which demonstrates that Draize Method are seasoned musicians who take on the unpretentious tenets of punk, but inject their songs with shots of rock n’ roll prowess. “Huddled Masses” slows the pace, but Fonoti takes this as an opportunity to bellow harder, and allow Kirk to bust out some dirty leads. “Look Out!” is my favorite track. This release pulverizes and Draize Method rules live, so get this.