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CD DEAD DEITIES Valley of the Giants REVIEW

DEAD DEITIES

VALLEY OF THE GIANTS

2013

 

MUSIC TO MAKE YOU THINK

 

 

Sydney’s Dead Deities have caused quite a stir locally with their politically fuelled lyrics and combination of melodic hooks and grinding rhythms. People are already mentioning bands like Rage Against the Machine in the same breath and in a local scene that seems to have been driven to extremes it’s a refreshing change to see a band out there being themselves.

 

 


With the album released in January this year it’s just a shame we didn’t get to hear this one earlier.

 

 

Single ‘Invisible Man’ which has already seen a lot of local airplay should be the song to garner your attention, but on ‘Valley of the Giants’ it’s by no means the only reason to check these guys out.

 

 

Opener ‘No Sense’s’ provocative opening spoken line is the calm before the storm as the song bursts immediately into life. Heavy, direct, engaging and spat out with a venom that lifts a surprisingly melodic refrain into rarely charted territory at least here in Australia. It’s a great calling card, and the album never fails to capture the imagination from then on in.

 

 

‘A Fair Go’ that iconic Australian phrase is also one of the best tracks here. Bursting with angst and energy the guitars recall younger bands like Florida’s ‘Black Tide’ who love their Metal but make it sound fresh. Again though it’s the lyrical content that raises the bar, it’s almost a call to arms.

 

 

‘Valley of the Giants’ is an album that stands its own ground musically but also offers so much more. Listen to the words and get angry.  We need more bands like this.   

 

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD DEAD DEITIES Valley of the Giants REVIEW 2013