As a fervent critic of today's youth not having any form of culture that isn't borrowed from somewhere else (or from a previous generation), it was a sublime pleasure to have my opinions blown away at the weekend when I turned up to Monty's Bar in Dunfermline to check out metal band Certain Death. With twin vocals allied to a uniquely heavy, rhythmic, and aggressive sound, Certain Death blew me away sufficiently enough to realise that all hope is not lost in today's youth and that anger is still alive and well and capable of being driven in a positive and creative direction. Hailing from my original hometown Kirkcaldy (who the hell would've thought anything good could come from that town?) the band's ability and stage presence is nicely mixed with enough tongue-in-cheek humour to realise that they don't take themselves too seriously to be pretentious. After having been shortlisted for T In The Park (the biggest festival in the UK) Certain Death blasted their way through 700 competitors to end up in the final 12. They didn't win the event, but that was probably only because ear drums were bleeding and medical attention was considered temporarily more important. Be sure to check out their website, page on MySpace and videos on YouTube.