Dead Earth Politics are from the US and play modern Thrash/Groove Metal.
This is southern-tinged Modern Metal in the style of Lamb of God, et al, only with a slightly more Metal twist and some nice melodic choruses. Look at the album cover. Look at the song titles. There is no weak pseudo-Metal here.
Said melodic choruses are not of the sickly, saccharine variety; instead they’re all about the Metal and owe more to Pantera than the more modern Metalcore clones.
The riffs are good and the songs have plenty of energy. The band also don’t shy away from solos, which is always a welcome thing to hear.
The vocals are modern Metal shouting, combined with the aforementioned cleans with some even verging on Power Metal territory. Almost.
I’ve seen this band described as a cross between classic Metal and New American Metal and I think this description fits. Either way this short 3 track EP has the songs to play in the big leagues and is clearly the result of talented minds.
An enjoyable EP, and if they can harness this energy and songwriting finesse then whatever upcoming album they may be working on should be well worth a listen. Based on this release I’m looking forward to what they do next.
A modern take on fantasy Metal? Works for me.
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