Death Threat is a throwback to 90's hardcore. Founded by former members of Hatebreed, this Connecticut-based band blends old-school hardcore with aggressive metal. They sound somewhat similar to Madball, particularly the endearing vocals, which remind one of Madball's Freddy. After appearing on various compilations and releasing an EP on Stillborn Records, Death Threat released this, their first full-length, on Triple Crown Records. The album's in-your-face production, by James Seigal (Dropkick Murphy's, Blood For Blood), suits this band well with its crushing grooves and throaty vocals.
Although Peace & Security isn't the most original album out there, there's something appealing about it. Death Threat is obviously aware of their strengths and uses them well. Death Threat has also chosen to gingerly sidestep the latest metalcore movement on this release, and true hardcore fans will probably appreciate that. Album highlights include "Dead At Birth", "Life Sentence" (featuring 'white trash' Rob & Bhudda), and "Never Again".
Bottom Line: If you're in search of a solid and competent hardcore album, Peace & Security should meet your needs. What you see is what you get with this band. While there are no deep themes, intricate melodies, or innovative musical approaches to be found, Death Threat is able to deliver a solid album for fans of old-school hardcore.