Dead Anarchy is a band that has been presented time and time again here in MusikHolics. When it comes to Swedish Rock music, there is a lot of variety but Dead Anarchy are definitely one of the stand-out cases: they are the direct result of musicians from Rock, Punk, and Metal bands teaming up to form a group that combines all of those influences. In that regard, Dead Anarchy is a very unique case.
The band is known for its very straightforward and riff-based approach to songwriting. This has been highlighted in past singles made by the band, although it has to be said that they are capable of throwing some very interesting details here and there between each song. That is part of Dead Anarchy’s appeal as a group.
On that front, Kill the Master is the band’s latest single and works quite well for newcomers as an introduction to what they are all about. One of the biggest selling points that the Swedish group has is the fact they have a lot of strong riffs that dominate their songs and Kill the Master is no different: the moment that you listen to the opening riff, you know things are about to get really interesting.
The drumming also deserves a lot of recognition. It carries a lot of the weight of the composition and there are specific moments where the instrument stands out a lot more, which is particularly impressive considering the song’s pace and how short it is. This is definitely one of the best parts of the song as a whole.
Perhaps one of the biggest criticisms, which isn’t one at all, to be honest, is the fact that the songs are a bit too short. However, this is a decision that Dead Anarchy obviously made on their song since this is the Punk influence in their music: the focus on intensity rather than duration. Having said all that, sometimes I wish they would do longer songs from time to time to see what they could do as musicians. Regardless, their music is still very enjoyable.
As it tends to happen with Dead Anarchy, the chorus is one of the best parts of the song as a whole. It flows quite well and it sticks in your head from the very first time that you listen to it. It’s that good.
Overall, Kill the Master by Dead Anarchy is another example of what this band is capable of and how they can deliver the goods when push comes to shove. Definitely a group that deserves a lot more attention.