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The Fear

by Derision

A modern approach to old school metal: solos, melody, harmony, breakdowns, singing and screaming.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Written In Flames
4:32 $0.99
2. Empty Eyes
2:55 $0.99
3. Catacombs
3:33 $0.99
4. Rise Again
2:58 $0.99
5. Dead to Me
3:35 $0.99
6. Handful of Dust
2:15 $0.99
7. Devour
3:19 $0.99
8. Reflection
4:17 $0.99
9. The Day is Mine
5:46 $0.99
10. The Fear
4:10 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Derision is a modern approach to old school metal. Formed in November of 2001, four friends decided it was time to share their music with someone other than the rural residents of Tyler, Texas, who had the local sheriff on speed dial whenever that “damned rock and roll music” started to pour from the abandoned cellular control station. Derision recorded a self-made demo in the comfort of a 1979 single wide trailer, using the finest equipment the local Radio Shack could offer for a crisp $20 bill. Armed with hundreds of freshly burned CD-R’s, a shiny new website, and a convoy of gear-packed sedans, Derision began to spread through Texas with an insatiable urge to play for the next big crowd.

The word of Derision spread, and the crowds followed. The $20 demo along with the local buzz pushed Derision on stage with nationally touring acts such as Hatebreed, Candiria, 36 Crazyfists, Trivium, God Forbid, and Pissing Razors. Radio stations began to catch on and Derision’s entire 4-song demo secured airtime in 4 states. Derision knew it was time to release a professionally recorded CD.

Couch cushions flew as Derision scoured the earth for the money required to release a professional recording. In an effort to escape the regurgitated tone of many metal recordings in the market today, Derision decided to work with Casey Diiorio of Valve Studios. Bending the “rules” of what metal should be, Derision released an LP that appeals to both mainstream and seasoned metal listeners alike. The debut album, entitled The Fear is being purchased by new fans every day, as Derision markets their release though constant internet and street promotions.

As with many bands, Derision has seen their share of change. Though starting as a four piece, Derision has settled that their sound requires five members. After shuffling many members into the deck, Derision feels that they have finally found the royal flush. Derision is fronted by Jordan Smith, guitars are handled by Jeff Kelley and Kendrick Brown, Josh Payne brings in the bass, and the newest edition of Chris Smith keeps it all on time. Promising a high energy show full of swinging guitars, kicking feet, and banging heads, Derision makes sure that no fan goes home unhappy.



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Driving sound
This will keep you awake on the highway! tracks 2,4,5 are honorable mentions. i let it play back to back while drivin and it still sounds good


This is just a badass metal album all the way through. Starts out with a cool melodic intro, goes into the heavy riffs and doesn't stop. Rise Again & Dead to Me riffs are just...awesome, I don't know how else to explain it. The Day is Mine is a really cool track; it has a melodic bridge 3/4 of the way through and ends with an insanely heavy breakdown. I recommend this album to anyone, anywhere.


The music on The Fear is amazing!! The guitars/bass have an awesome sound. It's a great balance of singing and screaming, the perfect blend of metal. The breakdowns make you wanna mosh in your chair! This band is truly AMAZING live...find a concert to go to and pick up their CD, THE FEAR!

Joe McAfee

Best rock debut I've ever heard
I was at the Derision CD relese party in Tyler, TX. This CD has the energy of their great live presence, minus only the wild stage antics of guitaris, Kendrick. That boy can lay it down! After this show I bought the CD and it has not been a disappointment. "Rise Again" and "Reflection" are both worthy of a place on a movie soundtrack.


Great Album!
This CD does not leave my changer. Pick it up.