Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Dead Child is a new metal band featuring Dave Pajo, and I’m not sure if it’s the killer riff that opens “Angel of The Odd” or the fact that vocalist Dahm sounds uncannily like Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, but I’m completely sold on this debut EP [Cold Sweat]. This is well played, well sung, well produced metal that will likely get ink in indie rags based on Pajo’s involvement, but the truth is, he’s only one of the two guitarists here, and the guitar playing is pure metal chugging, so if you’re expecting to be distracted by post rock-isms, prepare to eat your words. If the dudes in Dead Child are tourists, they’ve certainly mastered the language. So who cares?