Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside.
– Elvis Presley – izQuotes
Sit still while listening to the latest DECATUR album, Badder Than Brooklyn.
I dare you.
Self-released by the Toronto-based band on October 6th, Badder Than Brooklyn brings it hard and fast and doesn’t let up until the very end. Opening tracks “Internal War”, “Into The Night” and “Vegas Girl” bleed one into the other with scraping guitar runs and heavy drum beats that get your attention and hold on fast. “Worst Enemy” stalks you with it’s opening volley of riffs and rhythms. Title track, “Badder Than Brooklyn”, is relentless and heart pounding. The album continues running down darker paths with “Bottled Inside”, “Tear You”, “Abaddon” and “Shatterproof”. It isn’t until the last song, instrumental “Internal War pt. 2”, that things let up so you can catch your breath. The break doesn’t last long, however, as the work quickly ramps back up with a collective jam session that brings to light the group’s musical talents.
DECATUR is clear the inspirations behind the album are the internal battles with mental illness and healing through headbanging. The songs are intended to connect with those who struggle and let them know “there are others out there going through the exact same feelings and emotions.” Lead vocalist Jay Sarrazin states, “We did not need or want to hide behind production. … Our goal was to produce something from the soul, not from the computer.”
The result is the kind of music that makes you edgy, keeps you moving and won’t let you rest. Great for a pounding run or a body-wrecking workout, Badder Than Brooklyn will satisfy fans of metal, hard rock, or good old-fashioned rock and roll.
Badder Than Brooklyn released October 6th 2017 and was produced by Joe Duplantier (Gojira).
DECATUR band members: Jay “Beard” Sarrazin (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Tiny Basstank (Bass/Backup Vocals), Steve “Animal” Mitchell (Drums/ Backup Vocals), and Liam Maguire (Guitar/Backup Vocals)
Badder Than Brooklyn Track List
- Internal War
- Into The Night
- Vegas Girl
- Worst Enemy
- Badder Than Brooklyn
- Bottled Inside
- Tear You
- Internal War pt. 2