Death By Stereo was a pretty solid band back in the day with albums like “If Looks Could Kill, I’d Watch You Die” and “Into The Valley Of Death”. It was the mix of punk, hardcore and metal coupled to Efrem Schulz’ great vocals that did me in. But the well seemed to have run dry once original members Paul and Jim Miner left the band with “Death Is My Only Friend” as the absolute low in the band’s careeer.
Fast-forward to 2012 which could be a turning point for Death By Stereo. They welcomed Paul Miner back into the fold and he not only played bass but also produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the new album. I can’t say that he is solely responsible but fact is “Black Sheep Of The American Dream” turned out to be a way better album than I was expecting it to be. The band once again sounds pissed off with a purpose and shows that there could very well be life after death indeed.