vrijdag 22 juni 2012

Dead Empire – Rust

Dead Empire – Rust
Self released – 2011
Rock, Alternative, Grunge, Southern, Metal, Stoner
Rated: ****

Five English muppets that know how to rock hard and put on a kick-ass show. But can they translate their feverous energy to an album? Sure as freakin hell Dead Empire can! On their first effort from 2011 called Rust; they come across as a crossbreed between their major influences. We cite a Kyuss, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and something probably even more melodic. They have that nineties alternative rock and metal sound covered in a southern sauce with little sprinkles of stoner on top. An impressive vocalist screams his lungs out with a tasty raw edge while still carrying the tone over expert riffs and carrying drums. Heavy guitars and groovy bass do the rest of the work. This is pure passion and pleasure for music at work. Now let’s go see if they can translate this magnificent record back to the stage again!?

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