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Denial of Death

by Brain Surgeons NYC

Blue Oyster Cult and Manowar alumni insure this music lies somewhere between classic hard rock and classic metal with lots of blazing guitar and without growling or screaming, although the lyrics tackle dark subject matter the energy of the songs conveys
Genre: Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal
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1. Rocket Science
4:24 $0.99
2. Dark Secrets
4:19 $0.99
3. Strange Like Me
4:38 $0.99
4. Constantine's Sword
4:48 $0.99
5. Jimmy Boots Fetish
3:49 $0.99
6. Plague of Lies
4:19 $0.99
7. 1864
4:04 $0.99
8. Tomb of the Unknown Monster
6:31 $0.99
9. Swansöng
3:39 $0.99
10. Verböten
4:47 $0.99
11. Lonestar
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12. Change the World Henry
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Album Notes
If you thought you knew Brain Surgeons NYC or any of its members in any other life, Denial of Death screams: THINK AGAIN. Nothing these people have done with or without one another prepared even themselves for the songs or the shows (and this is a band that must be experienced live to be fully appreciated) they’ve created since the night Deborah Frost, after working on 2005’s To Helen With Love: The Concert DVD and confronting the chemical reaction between herself and another New York native, throttled Albert Bouchard awake insisting, “I have only one thing to say to you: ROSS THE BOSS!” To which Albert replied, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Actually, he had. From the very first lick he heard Ross whip out one afternoon in a Fillmore East rehearsal before the Dictators even had a name, much less a reputation or record deal, Blue Oyster Cult founder Bouchard (the dude who, contrary to the hilarious Saturday Night Live skit, really put the cowbell in “Don’t Fear the Reaper”) wanted the humongously ballsy chops of the former violin prodigy from the Bronx in HIS band. And when Bouchard and Frost, in response to fans’ requests to showcase their songwriting collaborations (adrift and ploughing the unmapped terroir somewhere between Gerry, Carole, Lars and James) put together the first edition of the band, Ross was committed either to Manowar and various Dictators resurrections, all of which have merely thrust a hardcore cult of his own upon him in the interim. The stars aligned when Bouchard and Frost, who’d toured as a trio with bassist David Hirschberg since the Surgeons’ early 5 piece line-up succumbed to the terminal illness of one guitarist and subsequent retirement of the other, invited Ross to participate in a European tour to coincide with the Paris-based Bad Reputation label’s compilation of the Surgeons’ critically acclaimed first decade, Black Hearts of Soul. And the jams just kept kicking. Denial of Death (yes, we know it’s a book, but Deborah had actually written the opening lines of “Constantine’s Sword,”-yes, another book- before reading it) is a furious set of fresh meditations on the state of the world and the lives of the participants.



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A. Röder

Well... they told me to put my money in land or houses BUT I'll put my money on this.

Ken Winland

Hard & Heavy!
I've been a fan of Al & Deb since Eponymous, and a fan of Al since the BOC days, and this album is the real deal. Not quite as hook-filled or quirky as Piece of Work (my fav), but a solid heavier departure for the Surgeons. Good stuff. I don't know if this is a direction that the Surgeons should explore in more depth, but I am glad that they cut some sweet old-school metal with new-school sensibility. More Brain Surgeons CDs are always a good thing!

Craig M.

Great disc.Great songs and it ROCKS!
Ross the Boss is a great addition to the band.His playing on this album is fantastic.Every song is excellent.No filler,all killer.If you're a fan of BOC or the Dictators,this is a must have!

Chris Cook

Thinking Mans Metal Returns
At last... an intelligent Metal album, well thought out, very well performed. Tomb of the Unknown Monster gets 10/10 followed closely by 1864 and Plague of Lies.

This is Good, buy it

Denial Of Death

I have only listened to this C.D. once but I really liked it! I`m sure the four star rating I gave could easily be switched to a five once I know the material better.
Ross The Boss is amazing as usual!
If you love kick ass guitar BUY THIS C.D.!


Heavier than all previous efforts
With the addition of Ross the Boss (Dictators, Manowar) on lead guitar, Denial might seem a departure for the Brain Surgeons, more crotch and less cerebrally oriented. Fortunately, it's also a departure for their new guitarist, too-- the Dictators were all about Andy Shernoff's witty lyrics and Handsome Dick's raps and Manowar was, let's face it, more notable for their loincloths than musical genius. This is one CD that actually deserves the Grammy it was recently nominated for. The only problem is getting enough Academy members to actually hear it!

Will Roberts

Amazing album
This time the Brain Surgeons have outdone themselves. This is at least as good as Albert's best stuff with BOC and Ross the Boss' best work with the Dictators. Smart, heavy, powerful, and yet somehow subtle. The only thing it lacks in any way is very strong vocals, but that's more than made up for by extremely energetic work on all instruments. My favorite track is 1864, followed by Tomb of the Unknown Monster.

Ethan Cruze

Heavy in all the right ways!
This is good hard rock with great lyrics riding a wave of bass and catchy guitar work. All built on a solid framework of driving drum rhythms and then some niiiice vocal work! This is solid and on my replay several times a day list now!


A departure from past Brain Surgeons efforts, but it all rocks!
This CD truly rocks from start to finish; it is much heavier and less quirky then past efforts. Ross the Boss's monster guitar is largly responsible for such a departure in style. Musically and vocally, this CD is one of their strongest. Debra's lead vocals are strong, Albert's drumming is...well what can you say about Albert's drumming? The guy is without peer. You'll dig it.

Ray J

Top drawer! Solid tunes throughout. Great guitar jams and driving rhythms.
If you like the Brain Surgeons, you'll love Denial Of Death. Heck, if you like any music with catchy licks and great lead guitar jams, you'll dig this. Solid tunes throughout the disc. Driving rhythms, great lyrics, and top notch production. A nice piece of work. (No pun intended.)
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