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Fire & Ice
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Tim H. (TurnItUpTim)
Reviewed on 8/20/2009...
Classic early 80s hardcore punk album. The song "Wolfpack" is the definitive anthem of punk rock youth, which you will find on this here cd. Dave Smallee went on to sing for Dag Nasty, who released a few records on Dischord. Great album!
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You can't go wrong!
Bangsmith | Cumberland, RI | 08/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD has everything DYS put out. A lot of people put down "Fire & Ice" for being too Metally, but there are a few straight-up Hardcore Punk(The Loner, Held Back, etc...)blasts here. Obviously, the songs that were originally on the "Brotherhood" EP(Now on a separate CD)are by far the best songs they did, but since all this fits on one CD, this two-on-one disc should have stayed in print. Buy this, and simply program the "Brotherhood" tracks in your CD player and you'll be all set!!"
Just get the reissue of the "brotherhood" ep instead.
Ferguson | Evolving | 09/15/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Brotherhood" ep aka "wolfpack" album = 5 stars, "D.Y.S" album aka "fire and ice" album and "wolfpack" outtake songs = 2 stars. 3 stars for the package overall since over half of the cd is unnecessary.
So, the "brotherhood" ep by D.Y.S is of the greatest examples of early eighties hardcore not just from Boston but hardcore period. And so influential since every Youth Crew band got their whole style from D.Y.S. "Brotherhood" got the reissue treatment in 1991 as "wolfpack" and had four appalling studio session songs tagged on at the end including a cringeworthy comedy faux-reggae track called "rub a dub" and a lousy cover of "iron man" by 'Sabbath alongside the second eponymous D.Y.S album where they went metal which bacame "fire on ice" for a discography cd called "fire and ice"/"wolfpack". You could argue that it's value for money, perhaps, but you're better off never hearing the diabolical "fire and ice" album and the 4 extra tracks that make up "wolfpack" aren't even funny for the first listen. It's fair to say you aren't living your life in false happiness if you're a D.Y.S fan who's never heard them.
Really, everything you need to hear is on the short but sharp "brotherhood" ep, now finally issued on it's own on cd and available from Amazon."