Mike Yeager – vocals, Leigh Ann Jensen – upright bass, Sam Pruitt – cello and vocals, Sean Mehl – guitar, James Magruder – bass guitar and Stefan Gonzalez – drums, from Dallas, Texas, open the gates of (inner) Hell. Sit back and die – slowly. DTADY will takes you down into a gloomy world build upon black metal foundation and colored with post-rock and neo-classic/experimental elements. Doom and crust metal grindings, dark-depressive themes, abstract and contorted moments, scattered cellos and cutting guitars are merged into one dark, but breathing new universe.
This self-titled, debut double-LP from Dead To A Dying World is for those who truly appreciate the aesthetic value of deluxe packaging and heavyweight color vinyl. The album is pressed on 200-gram, translucent green wax and features heavyweight jackets, metallic-silver printed innersleeves and gatefold graphic, and is neatly enclosed in a heavy-duty slipcase. Mastered at 45rpm for superior sound quality, this is an album that was truly meant for vinyl.
Instead a bio: “There is relatively little information out there currently about new-ish, thinking-man’s metal group Dead To A Dying World. Considering the Dallas band began streaming its debut full-length earlier this week on Myspace that ought to change soon. Who wouldn’t clamor to find out as much as possible about a band that can combine everything from neo-classical, black metal, crust punk, and doom in three songs that are epic as an assault on Mordor, free of gimmickry, and surprisingly refined? I don’t know that I’ve ever heard metal like this, hell, music like this period come out of Dallas. And with the group’s debut, double-LP produced by Kylesa’s Phillip Cope, this has quickly become one of the fall’s most anticipated releases. Give them a listen, and welcome Halloween.”