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Classic Album Review: Diecast | Day of Reckoning

An outstanding drummer helps put this Boston metalcore outfit over their top.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Proof once again that great drummers make for great bands.

Boston metalcore quintet Diecast have a lot going for them on their second CD Day of Reckoning — aggressive guitar riffage, hellaciously ferocious vocals and even the occasional anthemic chorus scattered amid the carnage and mayhem. But what really puts them over the top is the frantically precise pummelling of ace stickman Jason Costa. Solid as a wrestler’s head, inventive as Edison and producing more power than a hydroelectric dam, Costa puts most of hardcore’s hamfisted hammerers to shame as he skillfully pushes these tracks along — and pulls you right into them. He turns Diecast from an above-average outfit into a true force to be reckoned with.