It’s such a tricky situation to review a band like Dry Kill Logic. They aren’t necessarily a bad band, the problem lies within the fact that they are merely ordinary in an already over-crowded genre. Imagine a Madeira cake with a slight bit of icing on top of it in a shop full of exotic cakes. It seems like a nice proposition at first, but when you dig into it you realise it’s just a little too plain and there is a lot better out there.
On the other side of the tracks, this is only a debut release and if treated as such it’s a solid, if unspectacular, effort. The New York four piece have a very straight-forward aim on this record. Smash everything in sight with 100% brute force. ‘Nightmare’ and ‘Assfalut’ in particular put there heads down and there fists up, showing brutality at it’s finest, but ultimately both tracks fall way short of being anything other than just another Nu-metal act treading the boards of mediocrity. While the tracks all stay true to this rule, being both ferocious and bland at the same time, there are signs that there could be a brighter future for the Westchester quartet. ‘Pain’ manages to show vocalist Cliff Rigano’s wide vocal range, perfectly complimented by the heavy bludgeoning anarchy created by the band around him, all of which amount to a hell raising pit anthem. ‘Track 13’ also has the Logic frontman crooning away before unveiling the trademark crunch that runs throughout ‘The Darker Side of Nonsense’. Credit has to be given for the cavalier attitude the band adopt where the aim to kill, crush and destroy everything in their path is perfectly executed.
Dry Kill Logic do manage to achieve a lot on ‘The Darker Side of Nonsense’, carving out a trademark in brutality and vague signs that there could be better things to come from them. Unfortunately, for now at least, they remain just another Nu-metal act in a cake shop that’s already crowded with tastier options.
4Terry Bezer's Score