Album: Surrender Denied
Record Label: Demons Run Amok Entertainment
Reviewed by Derek J. Huckel
Miozän is a quintessential hardcore band, with Surrender Denied being their prime opus. The new album kicks ass from the opening track, Broken Wings to the final gasp on the album closer, We’ll Make The Difference! These veterans were founded in 1991 and this is their sixth album, which has been much anticipated by fans and surely worth the wait since the last recording, Thorn In Your Side (2000)
Surrender Denied has many strong political, anti-fascist, positive and uplifting messages over some relentless hardcore with pummeling riffs, bone-crunching breakdowns, and anthemic sing-alongs. Some groups just have ‘it’- a certain something – and these guys have it in spades. Surrender… is what a collision between the past and present pillars of this music sub-genre like Warzone, Sick of it All, and The Bruisers would sound like.
All tracks on here are winners! Broken Wing, 4 Chord Truth, & Dare To Dream, We All Make The Difference are all standouts that slam hard with great breakdowns and catchy lyrics to get the listener in.
Miozän oozes the spirit of hardcore from their hearts, and each song bristles with their passion and it’s palpable through the headphones and speakers. If you love hardcore and are looking for a new addition to your collection, or are new to hardcore this is a good place to start.
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Miozän Broken Wing[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp4d7y_09X4]