Review: Death Before Dishonor / Nourish the Flame

Death Before Dishonor / Nourish the Flame
“Taking it Back”
(Spook City Records)

Boston band Nourish The Flame is a cookie-monster band of a metal/hardcore blend with shades of grindcore. Nourish The Flame takes the first half of this split-CD and each band has an intro and outro to their halves. It is the instrumental intro from Death Before Dishonor immediately following the outro from Nourish the Flame that is the highpoint of the album. Death Before Dishonor has less tortured vocals and does group vocals, but this vocal style in general has been done so many times before that the long instrumental passage of the two tracks back to back becomes the most interesting part.