The Better Death release Day of the Death
THE BETTER DEATH – Day of the Death (EP)
Overall Rating: 4/5
The Better Death is a impressive musical project of sorts from Texas. That’s a great locale to be from if you release Hard Alternative Rock. Band members: Sean Dailey (vocals),.Rick Wolking (bass), Danny Handler (drums) Ed McMahon (guitar). Bio: Along the perimeter of modernist salvation, a quartet fresh with mud from the banks of generations past forged a musical ethos known only as The Better Death. As their underground mutates as an honest and unapologetic score to the soundtrack of life, their surface holds personal vindication to such a culture. Performance is a platform for delivery and absolution, with challenging compositions for the sake of the soul and ultimately to entangle the listener equally in purpose and awe. There would be nothing standard about it. How do you feel about leaving this earth at this very moment? Will you have lived a better life? Taking an oath and leaving blood on the floor, electrified.
Day of the Death is the latest EP teaser and the result though far from a self-indulgent ego trip, rather a moving and elegiac artistic statement from start to finish. This is not your overly predictable Ramon Noodle Progressive Rock band. Instead TDB way too much precision and talent to live in the shadows of overly-predictable Indie Rock music. Indeed this is clearly evident in this latest release which methodically ups the ante to a very respectable level of catchy musical craftsmanship and addictive hard rock that transcends typical pigeonholing. Indeed there’s reason why TBD has established himself yet again as a premier talent from the Dallas area. The EP hits the mark and is even commercially viable with a fresh sound and a truly hard rocking progressive vibe that holds the attentions span of the listener perfectly. In a nutshell this is The Deftones meet Fates Warning. I can also hear a refined Seattle /New York Rock aftertaste like Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog. These 5 songs appeal to old and new fans alike. I especially like the extended outo’s and intros and crazy time signatures throughout. “Day of the Death” will catch many rockers attention this Summer and in itself possesses a wide variety of musical styles – from Grunge, To Rock, Alternative Rock and Hard-Progressive Metal.
The Better Death provides has a powerful voice for Rock n’ Rollers out there who have had enough of the musical status quo.
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by Michael Rand edited by Cyrus Rhodes
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