Living Deäd Lights - 2008 - Living Deäd Lights
1. Live & Die
2. What Do You Do?
3. To All The Youth...
4. Monday's Devil, Tuesday's Divine
5. Mother Mary
A Japanese singer, a Hollywood-based guitar player, a British bass player and a Texan drummer, cooked up in what critics call "the future of punk rock". Looks like we're in for a treat!
The 5-track album drags you along like a hurricane, terrorizing your ear drums from shreak number 1 in "Live & Die". By the time this song is through, you're thinking sleaze rather than punk...
"What Do You Do?" (see video) is the band's calling card, it's just a perfect mixture of filth and melody within a wall of sound. The chorus sends visions of sweaty, beer-drenched live shows shooting through your head.
Living Deäd Lights continues down the power path with "To All The Youth...". By this time, you might get the sensation of being run over by a freight train, because the drummer is just pounding his gear to shreds in the chorus line. To mix it up a little, they put a nice sung intermezzo in the song, only to stomp it back up to speed with an awesome solo and finish it off hard.
"Monday's Devil, Tuesday's Divine" focuses on groove more than power, which is quite the welcome surprise. Taka still takes the vocals over a razor's edge, but tones it down a little in this one. Not my favourite song, but a decent rocker anyway.
The finishing song of the disc, "Mother Mary", is probably the most classic, yet modern, rock song they produced. This is in fact the only song where I can understand the "punk rock" critique. Still, this reminds me of old glam/hardrock material more than punk rock (but then again, that could just be me).
If this is the future of Hollywood's youngsters, I'm looking forward to what's coming next!
Check them out: www.myspace.com/livingdeadlights
Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:52)