The Stories Are True
Released: April 25, 2006
Hell Cat Records
Produced by: Mike Green
Daniel Dart – Vocals
Elijah Reyes – Guitar
Oren Soffer – Bass
Ryan Purucker- Drums
02 Say Again
03 Broken Bodies
04 The Stories Are True (Feat. Tim Armstrong)
05 Cold Concrete
06 Lost In Hollywood
07 Fallen Nation
10 Life On The Run
11 Fountain And Formosa
12 Deadly Nights
There have been a few comparisons between vocalist Daniel Dart, and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. I personally don’t hear them, but it’s not a bad guy to be compared to.
I first heard about these guys in an old issue of Loud Fast Rules, right around the time their second album was coming out. And on The Stories Are True they have Tim Armstrong on the track, it doesn’t hurt.
There are moments on this album that they are very reminiscent of ‘80’s Hardcore, then other moments where it seems forced. All in all they’re good.
I’ve included downloads for Junkies, and Cold Concrete below.
The standout cuts are The Stories Are True, and Fallen Nation.
If you can find it, buy it.
Rating: ** * two out of three stars
On to the story . . .
One Sunday back in October, the family took a trip to the Topanga Mall, the Wife had to return shoes, and look for other shoes.
As my Son, and I started walking towards the play area, my Son spots Hot Topic. He grabs my hand, and pulls me towards it, and says “let’s go in, please.” Since his birth, all my response have been lifted from Princess Bride, “as you wish.”
He’s trying on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle masks, Venom mask (with tongue hanging out).
Then he’s browsing the t-shirt area, smiles and points at the Rancid shirts.
Then music in the store gets turned on, first some melancholy indie singer. You know the type, unshaven, torn t-shirt and jeans despite the million dollar record deal.
Then, like a bucket of water thrown on us, Slipknot is blaring over the speakers (cookie monster shrieking over grinding machinery). My Son looks at me then the speaker, and says “this is a monster. He’s yelling because he’s mad.”
I don’t think I could have summed it up better if I had hours to review this album.
I bought the Rancid t-shirt that afternoon. The picture on the front is of Rancid’s latest album, Let The Dominoes Fall. When I got home I pulled it out of the bag, and laid it on the bed, to keep it from wrinkling.
A couple of minutes later my Son walks in, looks at the shirt then back at me. I explain to him that these are the guys that sing “Disconnected,” his current favorite song.
He says ‘Oh’ and smiles. Then points at Tim Armstrong, and says ‘Why is he so mad?’
I didn’t have a quick answer, so I said ‘No, he’s fine, just thinking.’
LAST ONE TO DIE is officially out, order at: https://www.createspace.com/3669330.