IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT
Damnation A.D. could be credited as spearheading the metalcore movement, as this band's volatile vocals, metallic crunch, and beatdown breakdown combined forces way back in 1993. Returning after an eight-year hiatus, this Washington D.C. quartet's sludgy punk leanings and feral hardcore approach goes around for another wild ride, sounding like the bastard of Eyehategod, Sepultura, Prong, and Snapcase on cuts like "Addiction" and "Jigsaw". Armed with a plethora of guest vocalists from acts ranging from Earth Crisis and Darkest Hour to Fall Out Boy (yes, that Fall Out Boy), IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT charges hard out the gate, making caustic anthems like the brutally bleak "Don't Feel A Thing" hurt right where it counts. Strangely melodic and memorable yet totally crushing, this 12-track endeavor marks a triumphant return for Damnation A.D.