The Better Death | Day of the Death | Review

This is the latest 5 song EP from Texas based 4 piece Alt-Rock band The Better Death entitled “Day of the Death. “ This 5 song EP is available in a USB flash Drive delivery format.

I always listen to the opening track extremely carefully. It’s the opening track the band or artists has selected to hit your ears first and foremost. The opening track "Genki” sets the stage rather well for this EP. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what lied ahead. All in all the whole EP is brilliantly delivered with a powerful Prog Rock, guitar driven textures with songs that at times can bite you and hit you hard with serious melodic staying power. Music will remind you of  Silverchair, We the Kings, The Cab and even Cobra Starship. To be honest I can’t say enough about this bands overall sound. Their bio describes it best: You simply won’t know what’s coming next. A memento to Jane’s Addiction and Bruce Lee, of Bjork and Evel Knievel, of Radiohead and Ralph Waldo Emerson; In the spirit of Mike Patton, The Flaming Lips, The Mars Volta and Pablo Picasso. The adopted philosophy of “as a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death” (Leonardo da Vinci) fuels their intense efforts to play outside themselves. The Better Death represent a fresh new voice in modern hard rock and present a strong message that’s aggressive, upbeat and highly melodic. “Day of the Death” EP manages to capture lighting in a bottle and is very loud, youthful and at times even in your face sound.  Each piece is real, not so overly- corporate sounding and very defiant in nature. The Better Death have a clean-tight sound that favors the late 90’s Alternative Rock movement but with a modern new punk rock feel. They will also remind me of a variety of bands from the 80’s in the hey day of the Hair Metal movement. They have a new sound but the spirit remains the same. I’ve never heard a new band sound so melodic and fresh. In other words Rock n’ Roll and Alternative-Prog Metal needs more bands like “The Better Death” immediately.

The song that stuck with me the most is Track 1 “Genki”.

If there was one word I would use to describe The Better Death” it would be unpredictable.  This EP will simply keep you on the edge of your seat and is a real jolt to the senses. In close The Better Death deliver the goods and is one of the hottest rock bands I’ve heard in quite some time.

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