Grindy Death Metal bands like Dead don’t do a lot for me. One of the reasons for this is that a lot of times they do something that makes it impossible to take them seriously. A song titled “Tits”? Really? You guys must get laid less often than Anal Blast. The rest of the song titles and lyrics are equally lame, too. Maybe I’m the wrong person to do these kinds of reviews because I take listening to Metal music seriously. When I listen to it, I want my head torn off. I want things brutal and occult. I want Satan himself coming out of my speakers to rip my soul from my body. If I want humor with musical accompaniment, I can listen to a Weird Al CD and get all the laughs I need. Musically, this is pretty competently executed, but the “humor” parts don’t help. The brutal Death/Grind is hard-hitting, but the shitty lyrics, stupid samples (such as in “A Beer” or “Short but Slim”) and general lack of seriousness brings this down. Joke bands only go so far before the novelty wears off, and for me the novelty of Dead wore off almost immediately.
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