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Aggro Or Die!

“Summer Dies” CD

Release Date: September 30th, 2011

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“Summer Dies” is the first full length by Aggro or Die! It was written to describe what it’s like living in Michigan’s, Detroit area all year long from summer to winter and back again. While Hardcore punk is at the root, Aggro or Die! has it’s own unique brand of heavy metal and surf/thrash that ride this record out from start to finish. If you dig the sounds of punk bands such as Black Flag, Agent Orange, Minor Threat and also dig on metal, like Black Sabbath, Venom, even what Metallica used to sound like before the 90’s, then there is simply no reason not to give this record a spin. Songs “Punch out!!” and “See You Next Year” are definitely on the brighter side, while songs like “8-Bit (I.D.K.F.A.)”, and “Escape the Suicide Season” show you just how dark Aggro or Die! can really be. As a debut record, this is a definitive must have for both punks and thrashers alike! Comes with a  9.5″ x 14″ poster.

Track Listing:

  1. Intro (Aggro Or Die)…
  2. Rat Bones Tearing Up the Blacktop
  3. Insecure 

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  4. Say Hello To “M.A.R.V.I.N.” For Me
  5. Waste Away
  6. Fuck Febuary
  7. 8-Bit (I.D.K.F.A.)
  8. Punch Out!!
  9. Cocktail Party 

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  10. Dead End Kids
  11. Summer Dies
  12. See You Next Year
  13. Escape the Suicide Season

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Reviews:
(Review By: Brian Lawrence at Upstate Metal Website)
Detroit is a hellhole. There’s entire streets where they just shut the power grid off because fucking no one lives there. In 2009, when a reporter asked mayoral candidate Stanley Christmas why the murder rate had recently dropped 14%, he answered “There just isn’t anyone left to kill.” This is of course a fertile breeding ground for angry punk rock. Summer Dies, a 13 song offering by Aggro or Die, illustrates this nicely. AOD describes themselves as ‘Detroit Hardcore Nerd Rage Wood Pushing Concrete Surfing Radd Reggae Thrash Punx’. That’s a lot of words. With songs a bit longer than what I generally expect in thrashier bands, I didn’t find myself losing interest in the middle… the songs seem to ebb and flow effortlessly and maintain dynamic throughout. I hear DRI meets Agent Orange (check guitars in Punch Out!) meets glimpses of The Suicide Machines, with some Citizen Fish thrown in for good measure. That’s a pretty potent combination, and one the world needs more of. With a majority of songs about skating, video games and of course Detroit living in extremely desperate times, AOD has produced a fine document with Summer Dies, one that’s well worth the money spent to check it out. And who knows, you might just save Detroit’s economy by buying it.