Reviewed by Nathan Daniel
Artist: DEEZ NUTS
Album: “Bout It”
Label: Century Media
Release-date: April 1st 2013
DEEZ NUTS – Bout It (31:47):
1. Bout It
2. Shot After Shot
3. Not A Face In The Crowd
4. Keep On
5 .Popular Demand
6. Go Fuck Yourself
7. Don`t Act Like You Don`t Already Know
8. What We Eat Don`t Make YOU Shit
9. Call To Arms
10. Streets Are Watching
11. Public Service Announcement
14. Life You Live
15. True Colors
16. Band Of Brothers
Australian Hardcore titans DEEZ NUTS drop their 3rd full length album ‘Bout It’ in even bigger and better style than ‘Stay True’ and ‘This One’s For You’. Of course, the partying, sex and drugs are still prominent themes, but the new release brings something a bit deeper and more meaningful, explaining frontman JJ Peter’s extrovert views on life.
‘YOU KNOW WHO THE FUCK IT IS!’ launches opener and album-titled ‘Bout It’ into an explosive start, giving an idea of the band’s mentality from the off. It couldn’t be clearer 3 minutes later that DEEZ NUTS mean business and are not going to take anything lightly, their bullish temperament shining through Peter’s lyrical honesty and Salinger, Rogers and Green’s typically heavy Hardcore sound. Lead single ‘Shot After Shot’ continues the mayhem, with Peters’ vicious rapping and shouting tearing its way through at pace. It’s heavy, but the bouncy melody and simple chorus keep it catchy; definitely one that will stick in your head for a while.
A couple of tracks further in and the record shows no signs of slowing, unrelenting in its theme that DEEZ NUTS are going to do it their way. That ‘way’ more explicitly is that they could not care less about their haters and that they have big plans for the future. In terms of Hardcore at least, they should not be setting their sights on anything less than global success. Proving their ever-growing popularity in the scene and the respect that they have gained from other bands are massive guest appearances from the likes of Hardcore legends HATEBREED, along with SUICIDE SILENCE.
Aside from the lyrics, the technicality of the guitars and pounding drums cannot be ignored – on point throughout, it sounds as crisp and fresh as anybody today. The record is certainly not short of a few gut-wrenching breakdowns either, positive to send crowds in their upcoming European tour into an absolute frenzy.
Huge album closer ‘Band of Brothers’ could not be more anthemic, with the helping hand (more specifically, voice) of ARCHITECTS’ Sam Carter starting it off with a soft verse, backed by some atmospheric acoustic guitar. This then leads into the four piece’s more recognisable gang shouting, adding to the track’s anthemic feeling and giving it a higher octane. The stand out track then closes with a faded-out sing along.
So, 16 tracks and 31 minutes later, ‘Bout It’ begs the question of whether there will be a better Hardcore record this year. DEEZ NUTS are taking the genre by its throat, and this is not a record to be missed. Oh, and in their words… they are “UNFUCKWITHABLE”!