Texas-based Dead Earth Politics have been active for over a decade, shared the stage with some of the biggest names in metal, and released some top-notch records over the years. With each release, they continue to grow as musicians, and have become a pretty well-oiled machine, as can be heard on this new release, The Mobius Hammersmith.
If you’re new to Dead Earth Politics, now is as good a time as any to get acquainted, since The Mobius Hammersmith is the band’s strongest release to date. Dead Earth Politics play a heavy, thrash-oriented form of groove metal that also mixes in the melodic lead-guitar bits that made bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest famous. Album opener, “Runescarred,” gets right down to business, with a fast, chuggy riff, and gruff vocals that are somewhere between singing in screaming, similar to Lamb of God and Mastodon. There is a great balance of crushing heaviness, technical prowess, and melody, as can be heard on the title track, “The Mobius Hammersmith.” The production is on par with just about any major label release you can get your hands on, and highlights the excellent musicianship, particularly the flashy guitar work and solid vocal performance.
If you’re a fan of groove bands like Lamb of God, but want a little bit of classic heavy/speed metal mixed in, Dead Earth Politics are right up your alley. The Mobius Hammersmith is an excellent release from an up-and-coming band, and it’s really just a matter of time at this point before someone signs these guys. Be sure to listen to this is at the highest volume setting for maximum effect.