Halloween is a time of ghouls, ghosts, and SCREAMING SKULLS!!! With All Hallow’s Eve right around the corner Quarterstick shredders Dead Child decided the timing was right to release a new single from their recent album Attack.
The appropriately titled “Screaming Skull” is available for free download by clicking the link below!
In addition to releasing a new track, Dead Child guitarist David Pajo
has put together what we believe to be one of the finest Halloween Metal
mixes ever for iMeem.com. Pajo explains, “Here are thirteen songs I’d
play at any Halloween party to wake up the devil for a few drinks. It’s
a fairly narrow (or wide) range of metal, depending on your politics.”
Not only are there some killer tunes to be found here, but DP also adds
some valuable insight into his own selection philosophy with a running
commentary intro for each track. This is definitely worth checking out,
and you can do so right here.
The playlist includes tracks from Asunder, Ghoul, Darkthrone, Krallice,
Bloodbath, Autopsy, Kataklysm, Carcass, Coroner, Dead Child, Cannibal
Corpse, Toxic Holocaust, and Skeletonwitch.
Louisville, Kentucky’s Dead Child, have released a new video, Sweet Chariot, in support of their album Attack.
I don’t know what is happening in the Bluegrass state, but I am starting to see a trend where more and more good hard rock and metal acts are coming from the state of Kentucky.
Dead Child doesn’t follow the trend of newer metal acts. They don’t employ cookie monster as a singer. They are not a death metal or hardcore band, they are straight up heavy metal.
If I were to compare Dead Child to existing metal acts, I would describe them as a blend of Metal Church, Suicidal Tendencies and maybe a dabble of Metallica. They aren’t a dead ringer for any band that is out there today. One thing is for certain, they flat out rock.
Dead Child dishes up several cuts that will instigate headbanging all over the planet. The galloping guitars Michael McMahan, and David Christian Pajo, and the crunching rhythm of Todd Cook and Tony Bailey will certainly appeal to the majority of metal heads out there.
My listening habits have been leaning towards the heavy metal side of the fence as of late, and I have been enjoying Attack a great deal. I think a bunch of you will too!
For more information on Dead Child, and to preview some of their songs, check out the band’s myspace page.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Sweet Chariot
2. Never Bet The Devil Your Head
3. Twitch of The Death Nerve
4. Screaming Skull
5. Rattlesnake Chalice
6. Eye To The Brain
7. Armies Up Ahead
8. The Coldest Hands
9. Angel of The Odd
10. Wasp Riot
11. Black Halo Rider
Dead Child is:
Tony Bailey – drums
Todd Cook – bass
Dahm – vocals
Michael McMahan – guitar
David Christian Pajo- guitar