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.
“Dear God is available on 7″ vinyl (Gold, Half Gold/Half Black and Classic Black) through Upstate Records online webstore, upstaterecords.merchnow.com.
1. Dear God
- United States of Me