DIECAST are a Boston-based Metalcore band, that although started in 1997, don't keep a single member from their original formation. "Internal Revolution" is their fourth full-length, and the second one with Century Media as label... featuring new vocalist and bassist, it is a total killer, for the delight of fans of hardcorized Nu-Metal. Guided by the outstanding vocals of Paul Stoddard, who delivers an interesting symbiosis of clean voice and screaming, DIECAST managed to create a totally blissful album, with energy and attitude.
Very melodic riffs construct the melodic base, repetitive and catchy, helped by great drumming in the creation of important melodic and rhythmic breaks written with coherence, giving to "Internal Revolution" a lot of continuity... yes, this album flows like water, it gives a good impression with the first listen and becomes more enjoyable with the later ones. On the other hand, although clean vocals prevail - something that generally would keep me away from Metalcore - they are totally strong, and the melodic lines are heavy and not your typical emo whining.
Fans of 36 CRAZYFISTS, POISON THE WELL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE must check this album. I would like to write longer about it but my technical knowledge about modern Metal is very... limited, and these bloody promos are taking me out of my niche, but I can tell you that if you're looking for a dynamic, skilled, explosive Metalcore album, don't miss this.
(Online January 8, 2007)