Deadlock – “The Re-Arrival” COMPILATION (2014)

Label: Lifeforce Records

Review by Tony Cannella

Ladies and gentlemen, Deadlock has re-arrived! On their latest output, “The Re-Arrival”, the German melodic death/thrash metal band Deadlock brings the listener a melding of the old and the new – and here’s the kicker – it all sounds fresh and vital in today’s metal landscape.

With “The Re-Arrival” Deadlock present us with 15-songs and over an hour’s worth of material, some re-recorded versions of older favorites and three brand new songs. The first new song is the opening track. “An Ocean’s Monument” which happens to be a ferocious opener – this song gets the listener pumped right away. The band is fronted by the clean female vocalist Sabine Scherer and screamer extraordinaire John Gahlert. The two of them make an awesome combination. The next track “Code of Honor” features guest vocals from Markus Bischoff of Heaven Shall Burn. The riffs in “Earthlings” are utterly intense and come flying at us fast and furious. The band knows how to strike the right balance of melody and brutality which is evident on the songs “Agony Applause”, “Virus Jones” and “Awakened By Sirens 2014”. The other new songs are “A New Era” and the closing number “The Arsenic River”“The Re-Arrival” is a fierce, gritty and melodic album with a definite live feeling to it. Deadlock has never sounded better.

Rating – 89/100

 

Tracklist

CD 1

  1. An Ocean’s Monument
  2. Code of Honor
  3. Earthlings
  4. The Brave / Agony Applause
  5. Dark Cell
  6. Virus Jones
  7. A New Era
  8. We Shall All Bleed
  9. Renegade
  10. Martyr to Science
  11. Awakened By Sirens 2014
  12. To Where the Skies Are Blue
  13. Htrae
  14. End Begins
  15. The Arsenic River

 

CD 2

  1. Petition For Mercy
  2. Broken Mirror
  3. What´s The Use
  4. Face To Face
  5. Ignorance
  6. Deprivation
  7. The One Who’s Silent Seems To Consent
  8. Picture
  9. A Song Full of Abhorrence in a World Without Feelings…
  10. With a Smile on My Face
  11. The End Of The World
  12. 10.000 Generations In Blood
  13. When Time Runs Out
  14. Awakened By Sirens
  15. Earthlings

Line Up

  • Sabine Scherer – Vocals
  • John Gahlert – Vocals
  • Ferdinand Rewicki – Guitar
  • Sebastian Reichl – Guitar
  • Tobias Graf – Drums

 

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