PRESSED ON BLACK, GOLD,
AND BLACK/GOLD SPLIT VINYL
The color you receive will be a matter of chance, not choice.
It's a new decade, and a new chance to make classics. In
the eyes of London metallic hardcore crew Dead Man's
Chest, these include Reign in Blood, Burn My Eyes, and
Perseverance, and it's on these pillars and more that the
band stake their thrash-meets-hardcore claim. The quintet
have been busy in their fourteen-year existence,
with several releases and high-profile tours with the
likes of Cro-Mags, Sick of It All, Madball, Integrity
and more to their name. Now, it's time to kick off 2020
with a short sharp shock of a release entitled Dear God,
whose striking artwork paints an accurate picture of the
caustic content within.
The first track, "Dear God", solidifies the band's hardcore
reputation, through its thumping drums that accentuate
the well-considered guitar work and vitriolic vocals. On
the flipside, "United States of Me" highlights the
metallic side with a nod or two to Slayer as seen through
a crossover prism.
Ultimately, Dear God is a visceral listen that is
absolutely vital for metallic hardcore fans. Aficionados
and newcomers are in good hands with
Dead Man's Chest, who know exactly how to exhort
your inner moshpit. Listen with caution.