Monday, 17 October 2011

Dead in the Dirt - Fear

This 11 minute EP, “Fear”, on Southern Lord by Dead in the Dirt, from Atlanta, GA, grabs the listener on the opening track “The Screaming Wind” and through a series of exhilarating, frenetic guitar riffs, frenzied but intelligent drums and feral, viscous screams, does not let go until the final “Fear”. There is nothing contrived or mechanical about the material here, and indeed the brevity of each piece, and “Dead in the Dirt” as a whole, would not allow for anything else other than honesty and zeal. Music with such candour and solid production values engages with its target audience and is refreshing to experience in a market so driven by false values......

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