Death Is Not Welcome Here - Freedom For The Broken

Published Thursday 16th August 2007
Death Is Not Welcome Here - Freedom For The Broken
Death Is Not Welcome Here - Freedom For The Broken

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 28619-12779
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tom Whitman

This EP opens with gentle picking, accompanied synth and harrowing vocals before the Birmingham foursome break out into crunching guitars as guitarist and singer Steve Williams roars "Every day I see a new deception". It is clear that Death Is Not Welcome plan to proclaim salvation with songs packed with energy. They have the loud/quiet dynamic wrapped up in the beautiful chaos of "Until The Last" and the quick changes in tempo akin to emo and post-hardcore infuse the EP. Yet the title track is largely forgettable and by the third song I found myself screaming out for variety almost as loudly as they groan and growl themselves. Versatility is lacking in these songs, though DINWH show shades of maturity in "Facing Today" as they break it down with punchy drum rolls and hauntingly hoarse vocals meditating "I'll hide myself in you." As it turns out, this is the standout moment of the CD. They constantly seem on the edge of something brilliant, but frustratingly never quite deliver.

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Reader Comments

Posted by ben @ 19:58 on Nov 19 2007

man dweeb are incredible! go out and find a band like them? your'll struggle.. u need to see dweeb live before can say if you like them.. there stage presence, lyrics, music are mind blowing there are lots of bands like death is not welcome here.. altho yea they are pretty good, but u cnt really compare, 1 reason is that there different styles of music!

Posted by jack roe in London @ 12:58 on Oct 22 2007

Cross rythms reviews are rubbish!! How can you give a review like this and the one for as cities burn and then aplaud dweebs latest 'attempt'. NEXT...

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