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    Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:43:01

    Dead By April "Let The World Know" Album Review – 5 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    Now, this is a band that you need to know, stat.

    Sweden's Dead by April find the G-spot between heavy metal and electronic music that bands have been searching for forever, and they hit it—hard and over and over again. It's a climax of thrash-y In Flames-style pulverizing on "Empathy" where keyboards almost submerge razor sharp riffs and shimmering synths belie crushing verses and catchy refrains on "Beautiful Nightmare". The guitars can seesaw into a polyrhythmic death march with the best of them as Zandro Santiago's clean vocals entwine with growling from Christoffer Andersson. Meanwhile "As A Butterfly" takes flight over nearly danceable grooves before cascading into another Hybrid Theory-size refrain. At the same time, there's nothing derivative about "Infinity x Infinity" or the Blade Runner grandiosity of Freeze Frame. Rather, it's definitive of something new—especially by the time "Replace You" rolls into focus with its solemn piano and Nine Inch Nails-esque ponderings. What's the new thing you ask?

    Well, it's the next great iteration of the legendary Gothenberg sound. It's Dead By April.



    Rick Florino
    03.24.14


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