About 10 days ago I enthusiastically praised a new EP entitled Don’t Go In the Tomb by a Polish band named The Dead Goats, and today I have the pleasure of bringing you a full stream of the EP.
I’ll resist the urge to just re-print every word from my review, and tell you this instead: This EP doesn’t wear out its welcome. I’ve found myself going back to it repeatedly since first hearing it. It’s become my new-found fix when I’m in the need for a jolt of high-energy rampaging, accompanied by the sweet tones of chainsaw guitar and skin-flaying vocals.
As I wrote previously, The Dead Goats have a love for old-school, punk-influenced Swedish death metal that they wear on their sleeves — and they wear it really well. There’s a huge, grinding undercarriage to the music, and the guitar leads sound like whirring drill-bits chewing through concrete. The music has a raw, honest quality, yet the instrumental performances are technically impressive and the songs are tremendously catchy and loaded with powerful grooves. Perhaps you’ll become as addicted to the music as I have.
The EP includes three tracks — two original songs and a cover of Repulsion’s “Festering Boils”. Stream it below.
Don’t Go In the Tomb is due for release on CD by Arachnophobia Records on May 10, 2015.