Local Review: Dreno – Self-Titled

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Dreno - Self-Titled


Dreno = God Forbid + Downset


When Dreno’s got it, they got it. Unfortunately, they become confused every now and then and, apparently, due to a longing for originality in a saturated hardcore/metal market, stray from what they do best (ridiculously heavy riffs and guttural vocals) and incorporate things like spoken-word emo rhyming and Sarah McLochlan-style guest singers. Hopefully, they will realize one day that, if you’re original, do something original, but there is nothing wrong with doing something that’s already been done really, really well, as they do on most of this four-song demo.