Album: Race Against Time
Release Date: January 26, 2018
The Dead Centuries have unleashed their debut album Race Against Time. Inspired by Animals as Leaders, Scale the Summit, Protest the Hero, Periphery and Intervals. The album brings a wide range of progressive instrumental metal. With such big names to draw, from the album is nothing short from phenomenal.
The first single, “Overdrive” has a melodic element, as the progressive metal elements are layered slowly throughout the song, creating a superb and diverse song. Ending the song just as passionately as they started, it will leave you wanting more.
The second single “Attack of the Mutant” is much heavier than “Overdrive”, but nonetheless filled with passion. Much like the rest of the album, even though containing no lyricism, you can feel the passion from the three musicians on this track.
Adam Tremblett states “Attack of the Mutant’ is the heaviest song of the album thus far, using down-tuned guitar and bass along with dissonant harmony to give the feeling of tension throughout the introduction. This tension is then resolved by a melodic, upbeat chorus which leads into another heavy section, followed by a guitar solo, and the album’s first guest solo. The song ends with several heavy parts, with the final section building into an extremely dissonant broken ‘computer’ sounding part.”
“Blood Dragon” is definitely a personal favourite of mine from this album. The name alone brings out the influences of the above-mentioned bands. Not just through the instrumentals but even if you think of a visual concept for a video, the first idea that would come to mind would be something simple yet elegant with an almost intergalactic feel.
If you want a more complex and technically layered instrumental album, as well as a diverse one that you can either jam to or simply throw on as background noise, this one is for you.
I’m Phil and 27 years old. I’ve been involved with music as long as I can remember. I’ve worked as a backstage hand, stage crew, street-teamer with Union Events and various labels, been in and out of bands and started my own magazine; Attainable Magazine. In which I focus on band interviews and had the opportunity to sit down with names such as William Control, Real Mackenzies and I Prevail. As well photograph others such as August Burns Red, Silverstein, and Protest the Hero. Though I tend to gravitate towards the heavier styles; punk, metal, hardcore, and so forth. I do end up at any other show I can get too. I originally had gone to university to pursue broadcasting with a minor in photo-journalism but after a year left to continue to purse music on my own terms. If I’m not at a show, I’m either at a record store adding to my ever growing collection. In my free time I also model and practice body-suspension. You can always feel free to contact me on my other social medias.