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Songs For The Deaf (Limited Edition w/ Bonus DVD)

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  • …points?!Man oh man. I’m driving down Route 21, ripping along, and Queens of the StAge are playing. “Song for the Dead” comes on and there’s this wicked riff, truly the musical embodiment of an evil grin, at about a minute-ten left. Chunky, salty, grinding, and I’m really into the pounding sound. Crash fade.Three seconds later, THEY PLAY IT AGAIN. The best riff on the song, and they do it again, rip it up, and let you have it.Oh man, that’s a band that delivers the goods. See, I’m a sucker for good formulas well executed. The interstitials of a guy pretending to tune in “Queens” songs and DJ talk-ups, I dig. I’m a huge Slayer fan, but “Six Shooter” is the best death metal song of 2002. I get it, I really do.Haven’t enjoyed something this thoroughly, through all the tracks of an album, since Kilgore released “Search for Reason”. Sure, there’s fourteen distinct tracks on here, and not every one is a balls-out rocker, but each song deserves headphones and some uninterrupted attention… unless you’re driving down Route 21.Then all ya need is track four. And play it baby, play it.

    Posted on January 15, 2010