The thing about Rock groups to achieve success is consistency. It doesn’t matter what your work methodology is, doesn’t matter how you approach things, consistency reigns supreme for a band’s success, and that is something that Dead Anarchy is delivering spades.
We have covered Dead Anarchy in the past: they are a bit of a Swedish Rock supergroup from other bands that have a combined approach of Rock, Metal and Punk, thus giving us a very style when compared to other groups in their respective communities. That is something that has made them out stood in the best possible way.
Their recent single is called Face the Devil, and is a very interesting case when compared to what they have done in the past. The first thing that jumps out to the listener is the fact that they open the song with a piano, which, in a way, can surprise a lot of people that are already familiar with their input (which was my first impression, to be honest), but a few seconds later we go to familiar ground when the guitars kick in.
Another thing that got my attention from the first listen is the fact that the production has improved considerably. This is not meant to undermine previous singles, but this one has a bit more punch, and this is also thanks to the production that it has.
I like how the song has a very straightforward approach after the piano intro, and how they are combined with these little rhythm changes that perhaps are not the most notorious, but add a lot to the song. The previous songs were even more straightforward, so is very enjoyable to hear these little nuances in their recent stuff.
A great chorus is something that Dead Anarchy have always excelled at, and this is something worth taking into account since Face the Devil definitely stands out in this area. The chorus is going to stay in your mind and is going to have a lot of repeat listens from the get-go.
I do enjoy how this single has a bit more presence in the instrumental side of things. It helps the entirety of the band to shine a lot more, and it makes them work as more of a cohesive unit. That is a key factor here that makes this song stand out from the band’s discography.
Overall, a very nice song that shows positive signs from Dead Anarchy, and definitely worth your time.