Ded… forged in the hotter than Hades music scene of Phoenix, Arizona, Ded has a way of grabbing you by the throat, shaking you like a newborn baby seal, and detonating a nuclear bomb inside your eardrums. At the same time, they open their ultra-aggressive loving musical arms to the fans and put on a show with a sound that hits you like a runaway freight train, but somehow keeping it positive as well.
In ‘band’ years, Ded is a toddler (two to be exact) and has come out balls to the wall. They’ve already toured with bands like Beartooth, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Upon a Burning Body, The Acacia Strain, John 5, Powerman 5000, and Insane Clown Posse among others. Ded’s debut album “mis•an•thrope” drops 7/21/17. Save the date and know this is a MUST-HAVE ALBUM. If you can’t wait, check out the new lyric video “Dead to Me” online.
Here are my thoughts about a few of the tracks…
“Anti-Everything” was the first song off the new album that you may have heard playing on hard rock stations across the country. It is also the first song I heard from Ded before I saw them live. I fell in love with the song. “You won’t take me alive. I would rather die than live in this prison. I am anti-everything”. Put this to the aggressive playing style and ultra hardcore vocals and you have a kick-ass song from a killer band.
“Dead To Me” is a wonderful way of being brutally beautiful. With lyrics that tug at my heartstrings… that I can relate to… that hold an honest and heartfelt passionate yet angry look at a relationship gone wrong. I love it that the song takes me on a roller-coaster of emotions, from whoa is me, to f*ck you – I got this and I am stronger!
“Beautiful” Wow… what a raw flow of emotions of love and anger and pain. I love, love, love this track. This song proves that lead vocalist Joe Cotela is not just a screamer but a crooner as well. What a voice.
“FMFY”… this is hands down one of the best songs I have ever heard. I love the honesty of the band and this song is one of the most honest songs ever. Did I mention I love this album and band? Take a listen and hear why.
In short, this whole album is epic. Props to producer John Feldmann (Disturbed, Blink-182, Beartooth) for a professional album from top to bottom.