“Dancing Through The End Of Days”: Montreal’s Dead Alright Revives the Spirit of ‘90s Skate Punk Dead Alright
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

Dead Alright’s debut album, “Dancing Through The End Of Days,” channels late ‘90s skate punk, celebrating life’s chaos with the anthemic “The Great Ride.”

In the gritty underbelly of Montreal's music scene, where the pulse of punk beats through the veins of passionate artists, emerges Dead Alright, the brainchild of Louis-Charles Berthiaume, better known as the frontman of Brand New Lungs. Breaking away from the familiar confines of his punk roots, Berthiaume steps into the solo realm with the release of his debut album, 'Dancing Through The End Of Days.'

Drenched in the rebellious spirit of late '90s skate punk, the album pulsates with an undeniable energy that grabs you by the collar and drags you into a mosh pit of sonic nostalgia. It's a wild ride through sonic landscapes, reminiscent of Lagwagon's ferocity, A Wilhelm Scream's technical prowess, and the infectious melodies of Millencolin, all while paying homage to the irreverent spirit of No Use For A Name.

Venturing into uncharted territory, 'Dancing Through The End Of Days' is more than just a collection of songs; it's a sonic journey that unfolds piece by piece. Thanks to the unconventional approach of releasing one track per month, Berthiaume took his audience on an exhilarating ride, culminating in the completion of the album. Each song, a carefully crafted chapter in a narrative that captures the essence of life's chaotic beauty.

Among the final notes of this musical ride, "The Great Ride" stands tall as an anthem to a life well-lived. Berthiaume reflects, "There are a lot of songs out there that talk about living fast and dying young—me, I just want to die as old as I can, and be able to look back and tell my kids that it was a great ride." It's a poignant celebration of the profound beauty found in the ordinary moments of existence, a sentiment echoed through the entire album.

As 'Dancing Through The End Of Days' permeates the airwaves, Dead Alright invites you to join the rebellion, to skate through the chaos of life with an unapologetic soundtrack. The album is not just a musical experience; it's a testament to the enduring power of punk, a defiant middle finger to conformity, and a celebration of the great ride that is life. So, turn up the volume, let the riffs take control, and dance through the end of days with Dead Alright.

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