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No Good Deed Shall Go Un Punished
Released: 2000, Independent
From out of New England come Distrust. A hard nosed band that have been kicking playing their brand of metal since 1998. The band was formed by vocalist Shawn Hutchins who recruited Travis Horton on Guitar, Kevin Royer: drums/piano and finally David Ulrich on bass. Distrust released their first full length CD entitled No Good Deed Shall Go Un Punished in 2000 and have toured in support of the disc by opening for the likes of King Diamond, Insane Clown Posse, Nile and Tree.
The disc opens with the track "Personality Instability" which starts off with a speaking part sampled from the Undertaker who is a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation. He says "Its real simple, I hate everyone!". Well that segues right into this burner of a track which is a thrashy tune with a slight death metal feel. Hutchins just screams his way through the song. "Don’t Wait For Dawn" is a straight ahead death metal track complete with blast beats and Hutchins guttural screams. "Forget The Past" is a thrashy track and though it only has a few lines of lyrics is one of the better tracks on the disc. "Breaking The Pain Barrier" closes out the disc is ona high point as Hutchins delivers one of his best vocal performances on the disc.
The CD cover are is thought provoking to say the least. It portrays a woman’s dismembered head feet and hands. Disturbing to say the least. The CD packaging is great for an independent release as is the production. No complaints there at all. The music itself is thrash which touches on death metal in many places. I have to say that the bands lyrics are pretty good too. The band lacks an identity to call their own but from the looks of this release they are building that and I have no doubt that their next release will see the band come into their own. If you want to hear more from the band check out http://www.distrustamerica.com
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