For those who have not heard their Victory debut 'Everything I Touch
Falls to Pieces' you have to ask yourself why. It is one of the most
punishing metal hardcore crossovers since Prayer for Cleansing (you'd
better start talking to yourself if you don't recognize that second
reference). There is very little hardcore in the whole album (for those
metal purists out there) aside from some wall-shattering breakdowns.
Instead, Pieces is full of chest-piercing blast beats, ripping
Euro-guitar melodies, and a disgustingly sinister attitude. From the
thrash breakdowns of "Eternal Gates of Hell" to the dual intertwining
riffs that close "Graven Image" and the vivid lyrics of "Words Ignored"
and "Tu Se Morta" - Pieces kicks your ass and gets you to beg for more.
Live, all of this is unleashed on the willing crowd the way a
firefighter unleashes a thick blast of water on a burning building. You
may not realize what is hitting you at first, but you immediately come
to terms with the fact that it's for your own good.
Transcribed here is the conversation I had with Seth, lead growler
Jonathan Hunt and drummer Dan Craig after we crawled from the ruins of
what was their Backstreet Blues debut. We spoke about the band's origin,
how Victory Records signed them, what touring full time has been like to
a young band and how they get along with some of their tour mates. It
may even contain more information than you cared to know.
METAL UPDATE: How did the original line up of Dead to Fall meet?
JONATHAN HUNT Most of the original lineup went to high school together,
besides Bryan [Lear - guitarist]. We were all in bands since we were 14
or 15. Dead to Fall actually had a completely different lineup to start
with. I think there are only three original members left. The lineup we
have now, we've had for about five months. Seth is the most recent