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Deadringer - Single/Video Review: Braindead

06 Dec 2018 // A review by eidirbs

Deadringer is yet another band that makes me miss Wellington. The consistent influx of young people making great music and keeping the scene active is always great to see. The community is, as I always say, an important part of the hardcore, metal, etc scene. With this review coming up on the radar I jumped at the chance as I’ve seen them floating around Facebook for a bit and was really amped up on what I had already seen.

Deadringer's first single, Braindead, was released early November with the music video hitting YouTube shortly after. As if the sound didn’t give me enough nostalgia and eagerness to be hearing it live then the video did. Showing me venues I once frequented, familiar faces I hadn’t seen in years and initiating memories of house shows that Wellington was never short of. While the idea of the video is simple and isn’t powered by a storyline it shows what the band seems to stand for and just shows them having a great time. The band looks good together and have an image that isn’t trying too hard to be something they’re not.

The song itself is a certified bop. A gnarly gift to fans of the no-frills approach to post punk and hardcore. For a song with this much grit each component is clean, perfected and shows off each member's talent. The vocalist has a unique voice that he uses to complement the lyrics that in favour complete the overall sound of the song. It’s catchy and edgy enough to know it goes hard at live shows.

Keep up to date with Deadringer on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Their single is also on Spotify.

I can’t wait to see and hear more from this band.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

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