CD Review: Dead Confederate – ‘The Rat’ (single)

By Editor
By October 19, 2009 CD

Dead Confederate mix angst-ridden lyrics with uplifting guitar work and post-punk melodies for a cracking mix of influences and ideas that will make an instant impact on your lobes. ‘The Rat’ strikes immediately and sounds like A Place To Bury Strangers if they were in a bloody fatal-four-way with Dinosaur Jr, Idlewild and Interpol.


On this bleak beauty, jackhammer drums fire off at a blistering pace while the enchanting shoegaze-style riffage provides a notable contrast and completes an aural recipe that will tear and rip at your subconscious in a surprisingly emotive way. The hypnotic vocal work and ferocious repetition of ‘Bang bang’ fidgets alongside some stylish keyboards to create a resounding concoction that will have you humming for hours. Indeed with ‘The Rat’, these Athens, Georgia natives have composed some really beautiful, strong and vibrant material that builds and builds to become dangerously addictive. You really cannot afford to ignore this fivesome if you are a fan of fascinating new progressive music.


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