Engineer – The Dregs LP (Click to Buy)
“…the heaviest and most intense band in the current metal and hardcore scene…I can’t imagine a single person who calls themselves a hardcore and metal fan not getting into this record”-Lambgoat.com
More info: This record is 180 gram virgin vinyl, pressed onto clear orange wax with a black haze coming from the center. The cardboard covers are thick and printed full color with a layer of spot gloss. Full color insert. Bang your head.
“Listen up, I’m about to make a statement: Engineer is arguably the heaviest and most intense band in the current metal and hardcore scene. You’ll notice that I went with the “arguably” mainly because dealing with absolutes tends to lead to journalist booby traps, but nevertheless, the statement carries considerable weight. Anyone who has had the pleasure of witnessing a live show, and thus waited the extra few minutes for the band to set up their wall of cabs to reap the benefits of being blasted by unforgiving walls of sound will most likely support me on this one. And with the release of The Dregs, Engineer’s second full-length, they show absolutely no signs of relinquishing their perch atop the hardcore and metal world.
Bottom Line: Just like Engineer’s 2006 release of Reproach, The Dregs is a record built upon a strong foundation of pure intensity. But The Dregs also represents a mature step forward for the band in songwriting, and their ability to maintain their trademark heaviness while adding melodic subtleties into the mix easily makes this record one of this year’s best. I can’t imagine a single person who calls themselves a hardcore and metal fan not getting into this record. Support these four dudes from Syracuse because they sure as hell deserve it.” -Lambgoat.com