Internal Revolution

Release date: November 20th 2006
Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Website: www.diecast1.net

Rating: 77/100
Cover artwork rating: 80
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: December 10th 2006 

These guys do just about everything right. ‘Internal Revolution’ is bound to have a broad appeal, both to fans of In Flames, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and partly also death metal and metalcore fans. Yeah, you got it, this is a big mash of styles, but it ain’t half bad.


Diecast put out their first release in 1997, and it is quite clear that they know how to put together a catchy tune. In fact, their strength is not so much the brutal bits that are also a big part of their music. No, they have a penchant for catchy, almost pop-like choruses with clean vocals and a lot of melody. Notably, the tunes Never Forget and Hourglass most efficiently use those pop elements and they are also the two songs on the CD that one remembers most clearly when the disc stops spinning.


If you’re looking for perfectly executed and not too offensive modern American thrash that could easily fit into the soundtrack of a Hollywood action film, this is a very good bet. This is confirmed by the power ballad The Coldest Rain that concludes the CD - man, just perfect for a soundtrack - sweetness and power in one. Could be one of the best ballads I've heard in quite some time.