Are the idols we love dead? According to Italyâ€™s standards this is a true statement but letâ€™s re-worded it in a different format. Idols Are Dead is the correct term we were looking to use. These thrash metallers have given us the proper arrangements of heavy metal infused with thrash metal inspiration located in between. So what is this band trying to prove? That theyâ€™re â€œMeanâ€!
You heard right, â€œMean,â€ wasting no time Idols Are Dead grabbed a hold of Gabriele Ravaglia of Fear Studios, one of Italyâ€™s finest to perfect the bandâ€™s unique and creative style and detect the proper sound barrier to call their own masterpiece. Keeping up the pace the band went off to win an award at the Heineken Jammin Festival Contest (2007) along with getting to share the stage with legendary acts such as Slayer, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour, plus many more.
Shortly afterwards Idols Are Dead signed a deal with Scarlet Records in December (2007) just 16 months after forming. Thus â€œMeanâ€ was born and so was 9-tracks of pure heavy metal entertainment. Clashing together the old school thrash vibrations blended in with heavy metal inspirations, Idols Are Dead have crafted together a well rounded piece of art. Each tune is catchy and upbeat easily drawing in the listener with its captivating lyrics. Decrypting about the usual heavy metal formula i.e. sex, drugs, music and then some.
Some classy tunes worth mentioning include â€œLetâ€™s Do It!â€ â€œDance With The Devil,â€ â€œPain For Sale,â€ and â€œThe Name of My Rage.â€ Each one detailing the instrumental craftsmanship quite easily, for instance with â€œDance With The Devil,â€ this jamming tune takes you from rockin to stunned. The fast racing guitar riffs with grind chillin solos filling in the empty pieces the other instruments forgot to max out. Whereas â€œPain For Sale,â€ delivers the music in a whole another fashion â€“ letting the vocal chords to do most of the dirty work shouting and echoing the chorus lines as the lyrics seem to bounce about.
Overall Idols Are Dead extends itself to sounding mean at first glance, but in the long run itâ€™s just your ordinary guys just doing what they do best. Which is what? Create and letâ€™s not forget of course â€“ playing music!