“Fear” is a ridiculously powerful ten-track EP by Georgia new-comers, Dead In The Dirt. Their brand of dirty and crushing d-beat/grindcore is definitely a combination that will make you get up and smash your face into the wall repeatedly. They take more cues from Nasum, Rotten Sound, and Trap Them than anything else, coming at us with the break-neck and pissed style of grindcore and mixing it perfectly with mid-paced and sludge-induced hardcore/d-beat action. Their vocal style incredibly reminiscent of old-school Nasum (growls and screams), Dead In The Dirt make very sure that while “Fear” only clocks in just under 12 minutes, it leaves you with a thunderous concussion, questioning whether you’re ready for a new group to immediately make their mark in the grindcore scene.
There is no filler to what Dead In The Dirt can do. “The Screaming Wind” is the perfect track to open up on, giving us a heavily distorted sound from the entire group, it wouldn’t be too long until the entire foursome erupted in pure grinding chaos, finding that the rest of “Fear” is just as important and skull-shatteringly heavy. Making sure to use each style equally, we are given socially conscious grindcore at its finest. Can you handle it? Go ahead and purchase “Fear” and find out while being repeatedly kicked in the teeth by these Atlanta natives.