ALBUM REVIEW: Dead Quiet – Truth & Ruin | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 11.09.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re a fan of heavy metal or stoner rock, Dead Quiet’s seven track album, Truth & Ruin, tears a rock-shaped hole in your soul and fills it with gutsy metallic riffs and melancholic rip-roaring vocals. While the band evoke a certain 70s timbre, for this listener comparisons can’t help but be drawn to politically-charged ear-busters Rage Against The Machine.

At times singer/guitarist Kevin Keegan’s vocals sound spookily akin to Rage’s Zack de la Rocha, but the undulating, grinding riffs of all seven of DQ’s anthems provide a bedrock of relentless, incandescent force throughout. Banger Partial Darkness is the hit, but if you want your ears to bleed, Cold Grey Death comes recommended.

 

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