Written by GE 138.
I think my Love for this band is already well established, but I'm going to further illustrate it, because this release from them is nothing short of phenomenal. Deadhand's brand of passionate, hard hitting Punk Rock is just as addicting as free Internet porn or white glass crack, and just as alluring and bad for you. This release has been a long time coming, and I for one couldn't be happier to finally hear these tunes properly recorded. The band has been teasing us Fans with new material in their set's as of late, a song here, a song there, and now a few of them have finally seen the light of day. Praise Jeebus! This release is called 3 Song, but the download from the band's Bandcamp page comes with an extra song that's slated to appear on the upcoming Desert Rats With Baseball Bats compilation. 3 songs for the price of 4 - what a deal! The 4 songs that are found on here are amazing, only adding to the musical legacy that was established with the band's 1st self titled release. Opening track P.S. I Feel Terrible is kick ass, but the next song, Giving Up The Let Down, is the stuff of demigod nature, and maybe the best song they've ever written yet. Seriously. That line in the chorus of No Fear of the Darkest places / Because I don't Live just to Die gives me fucking goose bumps every time I hear it. Brendan's guitar work on that song is stellar, and the rhythm section of Aaron and Jarred always impress the ever loving shit out of me, but especially on that song. Monstrous that song is. Maybe One Day sounds like a bit of a 'Lost Love' song, especially with the pretty guitar intro, but it still kicks mucho ass, and Unsettling brings this EP to a thunderous close with one incredibly destructive, Earth shaking tune. Fuck it's not long enough. All the times I've been told that in my life, and now here I am saying it about this release. Oh, the irony! ;-) Anyways, the rumor around the campfire is that these 4 songs are the last recordings we're ever gonna hear from Deadhand, and I can only hope and pray that it isn't true, because this band creates some of the most inspirational, life affirming music I've ever heard in my miserable life, and a world without their Art in it would be a sad one indeed. Get this EP from Deadhand and see what you're missing out on. An absolutely crushing release. Seek and consume immediately.
Available from the band's Band Camp page, which you can go to by clicking here.
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