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Dead - Idiots

Dead - Idiots

Label : Eolian Empire | Archive under different metal

Release type: Full-length CD

William Kampen : Oh, I thought that I was dealing with the mediocre grindcore band Dead, but luckily this was not the case. When I look at the CD cover, I would swear it is the same band. Ah, well! A setback less! Instead of this, we are dealing with an Australian duo, that floats somewhere between Melvins and Ligning Bolt. Merely bassguitar and drums. I know a perfectly good example of a band that, even though they are lacking guitar (OM), still sound thick and massive. This is not the case with Dead. The sound on 'Idiots' sounds somewhat bleak and far from overwhelming; not overwhelming at all, that is. A release like this is supposed to squeeze the shit out of your bum.

That is the biggest problem of this disc. Everything that is executed here has potency but even Bongripper's 'Satan Worshipping Doom' would not be effective without enough body in the sound. Pump up the lows and add more fuzz to that bass and you are pretty much there! Not an extra guitarist, as that will not change a thing. Listen to 'The State Of Non-Return' by OM. That is the bass guitar sound you want.

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