Dead Hardnaked... but Dead

Dead Hardnaked... but Dead
Dead are not for everyone. Lyrically, their latest offering, Hardnaked... but Dead, features more of the band's politically incorrect, tongue-in-cheek filth, which is not to be taken seriously. Musically, it's intense, brutal, gore-soaked death metal and it's extremely well-done. Dead are like a combination of Autopsy, Carcass and Incantation, featuring skilful buzz-saw guitars, black metal-esque blast beats and heavy grooves, as well as some of the vilest, most disgusting vocal expulsions. "The Fineribber" showcases the band's tight musicianship, with fast-paced, grind-infused blasts of old school riffs and pummelling drum work, whereas the slower-paced "Liquor Store Goddess" features tons of NWOBHM groove. Lyrical content aside ("Short But Slim" and "Perfumes of Doom" in particular need to be taken with a grain of salt), Hardnaked... but Dead can be appreciated for its musical quality, but if you happen to have a sick sense of humour, the record can also be one hell of a fun listen. (FDA Rekotz)