DEAD LABEL - SENSE OF SLAUGHTER
RISING RECORDS / GORDEON MUSIC
Metal To Infinity
time I venture to a discussion from an Irish band called Dead Label, formed back
November 2008 by Dan O’ Grady (bass & vocals), guitarist Danny Hall and
female skin basher Claire Perceval. Dead Label started with great courage and
intentions and debuted with a self-titled EP in October 2010. Things went good
those days, they even won the Battle Of The Bands - The Crypt Tales competition.
Talk about a formation who has not missed his start, Dead Label is the name
out their Myspace
you will hear a free, wild and crazy Metal act akin to the sound of Trivium,
Slipknot, Killswitch Engage alternating with Machine Head / Metallica or Pantera
slices as these legends did at a later stage of their career. So the style of
Dead Label has nothing to do with the ‘old school tradition’ – I’d
rather like to call their alley of music a blend of modern Thrash and groovy
kind of Core or even Nu kinda Metal stuff. When asked if I am close with this
type of Metal I say no. You will never hear me say that Metal like this does not
touch me at all – I do hear good rhythms and some sort of grim determination
within the songs but following my heart, it’s too groovy / modern to me. It is
also a genre that is globally offered on a very large scale so only the
strongest bands will survive the battle between.
Label’s new album “Sense Of Slaughter” has twelve tracks on board produced
by Mark Daghorn who’s well known from his collaboration with Cradle Of Filth,
Orange Goblin, Raging Speedhorn, Trigger The Bloodshed and more. Sound quality
is quite alright to me but I’m not really satisfied with the way the drums are
recorded. For a genre like this, I had expected a much more heavy production of
the drums which, unfortunately, lacks! The furious and aggressive vocals, guitars and bass bear
me no worries so fans of all the above mentioned bands will be pleased for sure
with the new output from Irish based trio Dead Label.
it doesn’t really matter of you like a band or not, true and irreversible fact
is that to create a full album, you need a lot good ideas, courage and energy…
therefore, all those bands not able to please still deserve my appreciation.
Opinions may differ on certain releases but that depends from person to person.
We as reviewers are supposed to follow our hearts when writing down a discussion
– if you don’t, the review means nothing at all. Feel what your hear, be
honest and release it - at least, that’s my opinion! Order Dead Label’s
“Sense Of Slaughter” at: http://www.risingrecords.org/
My Points: 68 / 100 (Review by Stefan)