Next to endless corn fields and the freak show known as Slipknot, Iowa is also home to metalcore outfit Too Pure To Die. And where most bands only have one shot at releasing a debut album, Too Pure To Die does it twice. First on their own and now again on Trustkill. The only difference is that for the new version they re-recorded the vocals with new singer Paul Zurlo. These guys play metalcore that taps from the same vein as Throwdown… so picture groovy songs with plenty of nods to Pantera and the occasional breakdown. It’s hardly original and after a while the songs start to blend together. Thing is these guys play with enough conviction to pull it off nonetheless. You won’t find this album in any end of the year lists come December but give these guys another year on the road, let them return to the studio and I’m reasonably sure the result will show more of a face all their own.
Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.