Formed in 2007. As of 2014 no original members are left standing in I Declare War. How does that lineup dynamic fit into I Declare War’s new album, We Are Violent People By Nature? It doesn’t. Not one iota. And why should it with a band with huge t-shirt slogans like, “Fuck your tits! Show me your cunt!” and “Who fucking cares”, which is, to some degree, a take off of Pungent Stench’s Been Caught Buttering album art theme. I Declare War are brutal musically and aesthetically.
Now, for those keeping tabs on what’s cool and what’s not, I Declare War are labeled “deathcore”. That comes with certain stigma, but really look at the tenets of deathcore and, say, what happened in the early ’90s in the New York scene. They’re not totally different. Maybe deathcore kids these days have (stupid) neck tattoos and earlobes that drag on the ground, but that’s perhaps more a sign of the times than anything else. Their heart and fingers are in the right places.
OK, enough D-Fence subtext. It’s time to hang your ears on I Declare War’s new song, “Noose”.