D. K. Malone | earth | 02/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I think of 1986, I think:
Slayer- Reign In Blood
Corrosion of Conformity- Animosity
Metallica- Master of Puppets
DRI- Dealing With It
Dealing With It is a true thrash classic. As far as I'm concerned, it belongs in every record collection. This reissue goes the extra mile with some bonus tracks, mostly early demo versions of Dealing With It songs, some done with an older, pre-Josh/Felix line up. These are kinda fun to hear; primitive, more basic performances where Spike's signature little squeeky harmonic embellishments are noticably absent. A couple of the tracks sound like they experimented with the idea of recording the vocals at a lower speed, probably to give Kurt a chance to get all of the lyrics out in time. But the effect is that it sounds like Kurt's about 11 years old, or half chipmunk. It also contains a video of an interview, though unfortunately it isn't very interesting.
The only thing keeping this from a five star rating is that some errors were made in the remastering process. It's barely noticable, but at least one track gets cut off early. Oh well. Nothing's perfec."