Founded in 2010 by former members of the armed services, the Krippled Dogz have taken a journey from steel to rock. Their original songs speak to the military experience, touching a chord with veterans through gritty lyrics based on the band members’ 40 years of service. These same lyrics also guide civilian listeners through the journey to find meaning in the realities of military life: war, loss, family, duty, and most of all - brotherhood.
Their debut concept album, Judgment Day, features classic metal/hard rock riffs, harmonic guitar parts, vocals with backing harmonies, some epic instrumentals and hard hitting lyrics. And as for the title track, "Judgment Day"? Founding member Gus Mancuso, a retired Army Officer, explains: “Sure, we all volunteered. But we don't have to like eating sand with every meal, breathing it, being so bored of the same mission, like escorting convoys of trucks which the guys from the Texas NG did in Iraq. The fear of death is something every soldier has to grapple with every day. How to stay alert? Thinking of home. Always."
Whether you are a veteran, are from a military family, or just love good hard rock with a powerful message about the thoughts and feelings of soldiers, you will want to listen to it. The Krippled Dogz’ Album "Judgment Day" should have a place in your music library.