Deadweight are a metallic hardcore band from Melbourne, Australia.
Old bones is a heavy, chaotic two track record that I just listened to in its entirety three times and it became immediately clear that I needed to share it. While a few elements of their sound do remind me of other bands, I feel that Deadweight have an interesting brand of instrumentation that is truly their own. This is complimented by an overall feeling of desperation that I am a huge fan of, articulated both by their music and their lyrics:
Shackled tongue clamped to a bone,
A life mission holding me down,
an endemic vision, a malignant growth of change,
A burden and a gift
My curse of clarity
Sick with empathy
Chains of guilt cut through flesh,
Scabs of hope picked and bled,
Scars align.. Sickness, stronger than iron
Blood of vermin crawling through my skin,
The parasite in my wings, the scavenger of hope
Rise dear plague of flight,
be my dream and infect all.
Deadweight’s 2014 demo was also great and worth downloading, if these two records are an indication of where this band is going then I highly recommend you pay attention.
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