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[ALBUM REVIEW] Superheist: Ghosts of the Social Dead

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After a 13 year hiatus, Melbourne’s Superheist return with their highly anticipated album Ghosts of the Social Dead and the band sounds fresh and ready to take on the world. Long time guitarist and founder of the band DW Norton and bassist Drew Dedman welcome new drummer Benny Clark and that familiar voice of the one and only Ezekiel Ox of rap metallers Full Scale and most recently, The Nerve.

Ten killer tracks take off with album opener Wolves in Your Headspace, where Ezekiel goes from spitting rhymes to belting out catchy choruses. Norton’s riffs hit hard and are balanced by Dedman‘s bass groove, particularly on stomp-fest Back to Base. The spoken word on Fearing Nothing leads up to a sing-a-long chorus from Ezekiel and a dance beat by Clark.

Dedman‘s bass lines stand out on the hard rocking Running Away, as with Flick the Switch and Ezekiel‘s vocals soar on Hang Your Head. The acoustic guitar driven The Truth also highlights the passion in his voice. The band really couldn’t have asked for a more talented singer to carry on the Superheist flame. For all the new blood, the album closes Sweat Swing which harkens back to their early sounds on the 8 Mile High EP.

By using Los Angeles based producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Coal Chamber, and Papa Roach), the band couldn’t have hoped for a better sounding record. The future looks bright for Superheist, who are once again delivering the goods.

“Don’t Call it a Comeback” tour, announced in July and features Earth Caller and Segression as main touring supports, is on sale now at:

http://wildthingpresents.com.

Pre-Orders are available at :

http://www.nervegas.com.au/superheist

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