woensdag 6 februari 2013

Dead – Idiots

Dead – Idiots
We Empty Rooms – 2012
Rock, Sludge, Punk
Rated: ****

Just the two of us, building castles in the sky. For some weird and possibly insane reason the lyrics of that Bill Withers song came to mind when I learned that the Australian born formation Dead is comprised out of only two. Two musical architects that build heavy and lofty palaces in the sky, mirroring those mad creations of MC Escher. Raw, visceral and poignant the seven tracks on their new album Idiots create as much as they destroy. For where the drums seem to want to pound out the foundation the bass rolls over it and crushes and crunches and seems to explode with steaming riffs and compressed freak outs. All accompanied by shouts and screams that demand attention. Not for the feeble or the frail but for the ones that can stand the assault and can easily join in with a fool’s parade…

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