Dead Winter – My Only Home

Dead Winter_RingMasterReview

The early weeks of 2014, saw UK post hardcore band Dead Winter make a rather potent introduction to themselves with debut EP Erasing Glaciers. It was a magnetic six track fury of melodic metal and hardcore ferocity soaked with open potential which had already aroused attention with its first outing a few months earlier. Its re-release four years ago though, sparked a more national awareness which the band fed with their impressive live presence. The past couple of years or so have seen the band seemingly quiet. Things were happening though with ideas and directions breeding line-up changes as the band headed into their next steps now marked by new single My Only Home.

Formed in 2011, the Blackpool hailing band soon lured loyal support and ears with their sound and in turn the successful Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral for A Friend, Twin Atlantic) produced Erasing Glaciers. Weaving inspirations from bands such as Bury Tomorrow, Bring Me The Horizon, and A Day To Remember into their sound, Dead Winter and EP were soon drawing acclaim from the likes of Rock Sound, Powerplay, and Big Cheese Magazine. That regrouping and defining of direction and intent followed but now, and ahead of their first album also called My Only Home, set for release this summer, Dead Winter ‘return’ with a bang in the shape of its title track and an equally gripping video.

With Dodangoda at the helm of album and single again, My Only Home swiftly descends on ears with rapier like rhythms and badgering riffs which soon reveal their own predacious intent and snarl. There is a great metalcore edge to the trespass but a hue soon matched by the melodic enterprise and warmth increasingly aflame in the song. In the first minute alone, the band shows themselves to have tapped into a new contagious and virulent quality in their music without defusing the emotive intensity and fire that marked out their earlier exploits.

As pop punk in many ways as it is melodic metal and post hardcore crafted, the song continues to stir up appetite and pleasure, It provides a compelling and at times almost hostile anthemic proposal further shaped by the guitar craft of Jamie Townsend and Adam Roberts whilst driven by Danny Dawkins’s addictive beats and led by Ant Jones’ outstanding clean and melodic tones. There is a real maturity to the song which hopefully is a big teaser to the heart of the album to come, and a bold adventure which simply whips up attention.

My Only Home, single, video, and album looks like the moment when Dead Winter reassert themselves as one of Britain’s most exciting and seriously promising propositions.

The single, My Only Home is out April 15th. Check out the video on our Video Selector page.

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Pete RingMaster 15/04/2016

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DEAD WINTER to unleash new EP, ‘Erasing Glaciers’ on 3rd February‏

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Unstoppable North-west sextet ‘Dead Winter’ drop their enticing ‘Erasing Glaciers’ EP through national outlets on Monday 3rd February.
 
Igniting glowing comparisons to Memphis May Fire, A Day To Remember and Parkway Drive, Dead Winter come at you with powerful guitars, gargantuan choruses and earnest purpose. Dead Winter are quickly picking up the pace and the ascending metallers are poised to be one of the breakthrough bands of 2014.
Formed in 2011 in Blackpool, and featuring Ant Jones (Clean vocals), Laura Russell (Scream vocals), Jamie Townsend (Lead guitars), Martin Worsnip (Rhythm guitars), Danny Dawkins (Drums) and Adam Roberts (Bass), Dead Winter are rapidly taking flight and creating a stir. Soon after their formation, the youthful six-some began work on inking new tunes for their much anticipated debut record. To help make their mark on the scene, the post-hardcore crew honed their sound by notching up shows throughout the north and gaining hearty support in the process.
The Blackpool bruisers are now set to push open the envelope with a reboot of their stunning debut EP ‘Erasing Glaciers’. Serving up six meaty cuts of hardcore amalgamated metal and taking influence from Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, Oh, Sleeper, and Parkway Drive, Dead Winter produce an explosive record bursting with invention and buoyant intensity, and with esteemed producer Romesh Dodangoda at the helm, you know the production will be top draw. ‘Erasing Glaciers’ kicks off in barbarous fashion with the hammering beatings of ‘Bribe For The Ferryman’ before it rolls into ‘Every Silver Lining’, which deftly highlights the band’s agile use of devastating dynamics. The record’s namesake, ‘Erasing Glaciers’, further drives the six piece’s message home to great effect; Dead Winter are set to rise—catch the UK noise chiefs on tour as they plan a massive onslaught for the early part of 2014.
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