Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Garage | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Drag City | Autor: WK

Death (not to be confused with the Florida metal band of the same name) is a black protopunk band that was founded in 1971 in Detroit by three brothers and a friend and has released three albums since then. Completely overlooked and forgotten for decades, the combo now wants to know again. Their third record "III" preserves the Detroit sound of the early seventies. That all sounds wonderfully raw and dry. Guitar and vocals also contain a lot of Hendrix and The Who. Despite all this, it is still inconceivable that the three remaining founding members are all in their mid-sixties. The band sounds completely out of date and therefore not retro at all, because they don't transfigure the sound of the past, but live it without any digital bells and whistles and mass compatible postproduction. Even if they go into space rock in the eight minute long "We Are Only People", they turn around halfway and prefer earthy sounds again. As charming as it is unworldly Black Rock from an amber that has dried before HipHop.

Top Track: We Are Only People

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