Amsterdam’s Death Alley is back! Formed in 2013 by the former members of The Devil’s Blood, Gewapend Beton and Mühr, the band’s sound is all about rock’n’roll with psych and proto-metal elements here and there. They had some line-up changes and played live with bands like Grave Pleasures and Kadavar. A while has passed and so the band is ready to release their full-length “Superbia”.
I would have never thought I would say this but there are so many amazing aspects about this record. I say this sincerely since it’s quite hard to find albums with which I click in an instant. “Superbia” took me to journeys and evoked those colorful psychedelic emotions in me from the first listen. There’s something in their sound; surely, the band delivers some fine rock’n’roll with a mix from other styles, which some of you may find ordinary. However, it’s how the band mixes these styles with a good production and unique composition. Those of you who especially like the 60s and 70s will surely listen to this album with special attention. But beyond that, “Superbia” is like a wild roller coaster ride, with good and the bad trips. The whole record is like a bomb ready to explode in different times, surprising you and making you fall in love with it even more. The rock’n’roll vocals and guitars will make you experience the ‘rock’n’roll’ atmosphere whereas the progressive and dynamic drumming will make you headbang for sure!
One highlight I loved is the overall composition and the diversity within the sound. When I especially compare this record with the previous ones, I observe a distinct improvement of the sound but also of the band as a whole; we see a more dynamic integrity of the band as well as the composition as it feels like they tried different approaches and styles to give that amazing versatility to the record. I also can definitely feel that the band feels more confident with this album. The rest is up to the listener as the band offers a variety of styles within the range of rock’n’roll.
“Superbia” is fucking super! No words needed, it’s one of my favorites of this year. The more I listen to it, the more beauties I discover… and that’s what I love in my music. Fans of good music, 60s, 70s and rock’n’roll, add it to your collection and get ready for a wild ride!
Highlights: Headlights In The Dark, Shake The Coil, Daemon
Douwe Truijens – lead vocals
Oeds Beydals – guitars, backing vocals
Sander Bus – bass
Uno Bruiniusson – drums
2. The Chain
3. Feeding The Lions
4. Headlights in the Dark
5. Shake The Coil
6. Murder Your Dreams
8. The Sewage
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