Length: 23 Min.
Genre: Hard Rock
Location: Ayr, Scotland
FFO: Black Sabbath, Volbeat, Ghost.
From when the first track starts, and the last track ends, i feel like its mixed pretty well for an EP. Nothing overpowers anything else. On first listen, I thought the vocals were mixed a little high. But on second listen, you come to learn that it fits very well.
The mix had a vintage feel to the sound. It reminded me of Black Sabbath’s debut record. The way the ambient intro of the first track sets the mood for the rest of the songs.
The song structures were kind of easy to follow. There was nothing to intricate. They have very simple chunky riffs, and drums/bass tracks that are very complementary to each other. There are some killer riffs that will make any listener want to bob their head along to the rhythm.
I could not tell if there was any underlying themes. The only theme that comes to mind, is something evil, like witches and demons. One can make that assumption by the slow riffs and song titles such as ‘Burn the Witch’ and ‘Hell House’.
I would definitely listen to their future endeavors. They are a very promising band, who I feel have already found their niche in the metal world. I feel their lyrical content is something that not a whole lot of bands in the ‘Hard Rock’ genre touch on. They delve into things such as witches, demons, and the devil himself.
My personal favorite part of the EP, is how groovy the riffs are. They are very easy to listen to/follow. But they are unique in a way that they pull the listener in, and somehow make your body move and bounce along to the track. My least favorite part is the vocals. There are some points when you can’t tell what their vocalists’ are saying. But once in a while you can catch a couple bars of lyrics. I feel like that is the only thing they need to work on, annunciation. I myself as a fan of music, and vocalists in general, I love to know what they are singing about. That when I see the live performances, I can sing along.
In conclusion, I enjoyed this EP. It’s very different from what I am used to. I love to expand my musical taste, and ‘Deadeyes’ have achieved just that. As I stated before, I look forward to what these guys release in the future.
Star Rating: 8/10
Strongest song: Burn the Witch
You can find their debut EP here: