Ripping and roaring wide open out of the gate, Conquered Lands is like a battle tank on a rampage. Blazing blast beats and tons of jamming virtually every song. The band keeps it close to classic each number, and impressively fresh; battle cries of a modern age where heavy metal remains a literal religion, and the gods everlasting are recalled while a new stamp of real power is put out on the scene. Fans of Maiden and Priest will eat this shit up. Part of the reason why is this band is made of heavy metal OG's coming together to make this powerful sound. First off Ross The Boss is in this band, so everyone wondering what the fuck Ross The Boss has been up to lately, this is it. Also on guitar is Stu Marshall, who's been around with his bands Dungeon and Empires Of Eden. It is the double attack of he and Ross which are the slash and burn time and time again. The bottom end, where the driving assault truly comes, Steve Bolognese puts on a helluva performance across the board throwing double bass, more double bass with a fluid top end, at times an almost hardcore snare beat with perfect timing. There is nothing but incredible drumming on this album. Smoking! Mike Lepond on bass fills out this fantastic rhythm section, when they hit perfectly, which is often, it's amazing.
That's what I found one of the most enjoyable things about the album, just great music, and great playing from start to finish. It really doesn't even slow down till the end is upon you, but maybe midways a time or two, then it's often still like Godzilla stomping through and burning your city to the ground. Speaking of pure fire spewing breath, Sean Peck lays it down on this album best I have ever heard him. The music and musicians are great, and Peck just tops off this mind blowing display of pure metal power. His voice with a bit of the metal legends across a wide spectrum, you can hear a lot of the 'ol masters in there, yet it's all his own deal, the real deal, the pipes to push it strong when needed and the mastery to hold the notes throughout the entire scale, as real singers, rare as they are these days, are able to do when they are more than good. You have this here.
When the band shows it's true strengths, on songs like Gone, you see the ability of this lineup to craft true music landscapes beyond the blast and fury of the terrorizing heavy metal war machine bringing lightening raids to your house which makes up the majority of cuts on Conquered Lands. The song speaks of war and the lives devastated by the hell that it is. Of a soldier with the often suffering nightmare memories of having to kill, because in war, that's what you do, and the lives affected, of those he has killed and his own. It touches on the guilt, the remorse, and the love he has for his own family, and suicide. It's movingly powerful.
You get there right at the end. Like I mentioned out of the gate with tracks like Sorcerer Supreme, the anthem Every Nation and the climatic Beauty and Blood, the onslaught starts early. Another metal gems for the ages, Running With The Wolves follows, blending fist pumping power chord risers, a sing along chorus, searing leads and Peck's telling you flat out, get in the mosh pit, go wild! Ending it all with a double octave scream. This is Death Dealer at their finest! Worth the listen, worth the coin! Crank it louder and enjoy!
Contact: Steelcartel.com, deathdealermetal.com, Facebook.com/deathdealerband
Ward XVI - Shadows ft. Russ Custard
Haunting, powerful song. Nice power, not so overly dramatic to cause discombobulation. Great tune, brings it home then slides right on out.
Shades of Gray - SHOUT!
Driving big beat anthem. Plenty of liquid jam behind the tales of selling souls and rocking out.
Witches Brew - v1
Laid back blues based retro rock. You can dance, sang, n trip all at once. That good stuff. Classic.
Hung Daddy & Chums - Outbreak
105 on I-75 runnin' wide open rave up double kick vibe on the south side. A tinge of crown, a double gush of juice, she's wild. Reminds of the time when it was nothing but a ride way past the red line. Like she outta be!
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Psychedelics via india seem thickly hazed into the background while the ride flows like the thick smoke of the Nag Champa alighting the cerebral way. Nice soundscapes tinged with just enough feedback, dissonance, counterpoint and finesse, as to roll a fine 12 step joint.
All the way, from start until finish rich encounters of ambient entity unfold multi-plot fascinations not reliant upon themes, just a flow. A few pieces extend to derision almost to the breaking point, but seem to descale the mountain as quick as they went up.
Things like stuck in a barrel are hybrid concoctions owing a big to do to the masters of mind washed past. Yet just as easily could be one slip adventures to the other side on any given afternoon.
At times pure retro pop stylings; simple melodic pieces, harmonic vocals sang in key, single string catchy leads and a heavy backbeat. Works fantastic in a few memorable spots on their new album. I liked the first one from the band a couple of years ago, yet this new full length brandishes a shimmering feel with just enough power to rock on while tattooing your memory with unforgettable rhythmic melodies when it hits on all cylinders. Songs like Real Thing rock with that 50's/60's early power pop driving feel. Finding the better bands in this territory is a specialty their label Dirty Water Records excels at. They find 2-3 gems a year and are building a classic master catalog of english beat, pop punk, punk rock and straight up rock n roll.
In fact, "most" of this record rocks pretty hard, Pinch Myself is another presented with drive and attitude. There is bit of downtime with a few slow numbers that really can't make it with the rest, but often in the industry we find such music as "singles" for whatever reasons. IMHO something like Not One Tear are primed for that. Or maybe Dark Clouds. Then numbers such as Sorry, or Jelly Baby Baby almost get there, but not quite. So overall this is a good release, with just a tad of adjustments and intensity up, it really could be happening. Maybe a high 6 or 7 outta 10.
www.stardumbrecords.com / www.dirtywaterrecords.co.uk / surfinkirecords.bandcamp.com
maybe not now (but it might) but sooner than later, something like this will bite you in the ass so hard you'll only have to blame yourselves for refusing to see it coming when it was shining a light in your face and blowing a massive horn while it roared down on you....
Underground Sound Issue 71 @ http://undergroundrecords.org/sound
Zine Passkey's 3/3/2020
The Dossier Act would either outlaw much of the more invasive data collection and require any company (including good 'ol Zuck & the Googlers)
makin' jack off your name, likeness and infos (aka data), to share the wealth.
They get ornery and send mucho calvary.
It has been proven. We have the data.
Ain't shit you can do about any of it, this data brokering bullshit besides "opting out" if that is offered. You can add all your credit bureaus as well
to this list.
Pitiful US Government Response (Donnie J has put the kibosh on reform, the more the G and their corporate partners & quasi-entities know about you it's been decided, the better. At the minimum there is massive bank to be made. Just make sure peon you report properly and pay ALL your taxes.):
Some these organizations are also members or associates of the Lords Criminal Organization, which is honored, protected and encouraged by many member nations.
Organizations and individuals involved in the real-world deep state shadow, those proliferators of The Madness, have been observed partially to a great deal making use
of not only these public facing data brokers, but creating partial to extensive dossiers & databases of their own.
Much of their activity is treasonous unlawfulness @ http://undergroundrecords.org/archives/issue70