Dead Town Nothing should be applauded and lauded for their efforts in raising awareness for a charity that deserves equal plaudits for its work in protecting children; the NSPCC. Their aim was to write and record a single in just one one day with all proceeds going to the NSPCC. A tough challenge. Could this band – who’s Consequences album already proved they could pen more than a few refreshingly honest and brutally effective Punk-Metal diatribes – meet their own self-imposed demands and come up with a coherent song that not only conveyed a strong message but also remained resolutely faithful to their sound?
Launching straight into a ferocious, jugular-slicing assault, caustic vocals and a cacophony of Converge-esque riffs batter the senses as Dead Town Nothing set about making damn sure you hear what they have to say! “Stand up and fight” is the rallying call and one we should all adhere to. Such a powerful message needs an equally powerful method of presentation and “Bully’s” cast-iron convictions wring true. The most devastating moment actually occurs during the tracks calmest moment. Breaking down the anger into an almost spoken-word section of ambient Post-Metal tranquility, Dead Town Nothing eloquently share their feelings on the often unspoken subject of child abuse before unleashing all-hell once more, the viciousness of “Bully’s” ending matching the viciousness of the abuse suffered by countless children.
An outstanding achievement considering the monumental challenge of writing and recording a cohesive song in just a single day. Dead Town Nothing prove one thing, fight for what you believe in and, at the very least, shout loudest for those whose small voices can’t always be heard. 8/10