After two stellar and well received 7 inches. Done Dying return with the debut full length “We Dream or we Die.” Featuring outspoken singer/author Dan O’Mahoney (No For An Answer, 411, Speak 714), Mike Hartsfield (Outspoken, Freewill), Chris Lohman (Backspot) and Kevin Painter (Speak 714). Done Dying establishes itself quickly as much more than a collection of Hardcore all stars looking to relive old glories on the dance floor or cash in on past accomplishments.
Their debut full length deserves high praise. Sounding somewhat like a cross between the power of Cro-mag’s “Age of Quarrrel” and the melodic strengths of Ignite’s “Call on My Brothers”. This is a record that clicks on all gears. Each of the eleven songs here sound vital. While “We Dream of we Die” brings each one together to form a cohesive statement of purpose. “Hear to Stay. Built to Last.” This very easily might be my favorite HXC album in years. While it reminds me of everything that made me fall in love with Hardcore in the 80’s. It more than satisfies my need for a reason to appreciate the music that is still being released in the present. A+ J.D.