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Saturday, June 16, 2018
Dead Crown (review by MMB)
Dead Crown is a hip hop rap macho chugging electronica deathcore band from Portland, Oregon, United States. They perform their music in a very American fashion with lots of confidence, especially their vocalist who raps and growls and screams his way through every song cursing as much as possible for that street-credential tough-macho vibe that the young American audiences are digging about the band. The EP has the following songs:
01. South Side 00:00
02. The Seven 04:20
03. Black Sheep 08:21
04. Dethrone 12:04
05. Home 15:03
06. I Am God 18:47
Dead Crown represents that American spirit that is always searching for something new and cool to do in order to stay ahead of the curve, to outdo the competition in image and cool factor. Like Limp Bizkit and Korn before them, like Slipknot and Hatebreed before them, these Americans do their best to show they are creating something very American, tough, hip, taking cues from rap, from electronic music, from the macho toughness and thug mentality of Pantera and 50 Cent and the generalized New York street image that is now simply an American image. Dead Crown checks all the boxes, from the tattoos to the constant cursing, and to the tough hand gesturing, and of course the chugging heavy music. The music itself is not that important, but rather it's just another element in a bigger marketing plan to make it in the business.
The American audiences will welcome this band and make them a household name once the band gets hooked into the music business networks that catapult bands into stardom. Dead Crown is a good representation of the new metalcore music that is popular with American youth, and it is reasonable to expect that they will have success with their image-conscious and well-aimed simple chugging and synchronized jumping.