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The metal scene is being filled with bands that all sound similar in style whether they be Metalcore, Hardcore, Thrash and even our coveted Death Metal.. Bands are becoming more and more less inventive and lack nearly all creativity. Deadlock is one of a select few whom break from that drone like state to deliver creative and original works to the masses of the Metal verse.
Not only do they come at us with a style all their own but in a vein of possibly one of the most fragile metal genres their are today, Melodic Death Metal. Though hints of Gothic and even dare I say minuscule traces of Black Metal are incorporated. All that said Deadlock remain a band on their own path not hiding behind others examples and willing to stand up and do something different.
The most dramatic and refreshing aspect of Deadlock is the duel vocals. Carrying on in the tradition widely known as Beauty and the Beast vocals, Deadlock use male driven Death-like guthral growls along side clean, clear and crisp female tones. Deadlock are in my opinion to date the best example of this style ever seen. Even surpassing Theatre of Tragedy, a band that supposedly helped to create this style. His brute force and powerful growls are amazing and audible all in one. Her soft, gentle and hauntingly melodic chords are simply breath taking. If I could give out an award for best Metal Duet these two would have it in the bag.
The music is intense and dramatic.Read more ›
There is a touch of hardcore, metal and some really interesting electronica strung throughout. The female vocals are great and full of emotion. I wish it was easier to understand the growls however.
That said, Sabine really keeps things together. If it weren't for her vocals and keyboard work, I would not be consistently listening to this CD.
Overall a very good to excellent album.
The most notable thing about this release is the addition of the second vocalist, Sabine Weniger. Her voice is amazing and beautiful, and adds a very melodic but at the same time intense element to the music. Her voice has a different flavor than most other female singers in metal, and in my opinion, cannot be compared to anyone else that I have heard.
Every song on this cd is strong, and there is not a single bad track on this album. I was going to list what songs were the best on the album, but I just realized that I was listing the whole album.
I would recommend this album to anyone who enjoys metal, especially any melodic death metal bands (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Children of Bodom, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Soilwork, etc.) or any melodic hardcore bands (Killswitch Engage, God Forbid, All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, etc.)
Buy this album! You will not be disappointed!
There are some notable differences from Earth.Revolt worth mentioning. The big one of course is a much heavier dosage of Sabine's vocals. I believe this will be the make-or-break point for many people. Her vocals are quite 'poppy', but in my opinion they mesh exceptionally with the band. Many people have noted the Lacuna Coil in reference to this disc, but quite frankly I don't see it. If I had to make a name-drop, I'm more apt to mention The Project Hate than anything else. Certainly a more melodic version, but the 'beauty vs. beast' vocals are there, there are occasional electronics (see "Code of Honor" and "End Begins"), and one could fault Jo (of TPH) of similar vocal 'poppiness'. Personally, I'd much prefer a 'pop' vocalist over the nauseating operatic type. But, back to the point, I'd say the vocals are about 60% Johannes/40 Sabine, and it's a solid ratio for me. The second notable difference is Johannes vocals. They were mostly raspy on Earth.Revolt, but here they sound more full and meaty. It's really quite an improvement and they come across as rather menacing (for a melodeath release), not to mention the added contrast between his and Sabine's vocals.Read more ›
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I recently heard of Deadlock about a year ago and fell in love with their sound. Unlike most of your typical death metal bands, they had a sound that is uncompromising and brutal. Read morePublished on July 4, 2007 by Gregory H. Hester
When I'd heard that Deadlock featured a female vocalist, I wasn't sure what it entailed. Would she sound like Angela from Arch Enemy or Christina from Lacuna Coil? Read morePublished on June 15, 2007 by -gODGRINDER-