E B and the Deadlights – Echoes Of A Dreamless Life Review

Talk about excitement. I have been introduced to some young UK bands like Circus 66, Pryma, The Reinforcements, The Hot One Two, and LaVire recently who are pushing the...

Gothic Rock

Independent Release

Release Date – June 16th 2023

 

Line Up:

Ethan Beatie – Vocals

Macauley Rogers – Guitar

Reece Mathers – Guitar

Maciek Maworski – Bass

Alex Williams – Drums

 

Tracklist:

1 – Endless Hope

2 – Falling Away

3 – Pain That I Need

4 – Heaven Into Hell

5 – Hollow Eyes

6 – Art Of Death

7 – Kill Your Answers

8 – Fatal Violence

9 – Dreamless Life

 

Talk about excitement. I have been introduced to some young UK bands like Circus 66, Pryma, The Reinforcements, The Hot One Two, and LaVire recently who are pushing the envelope in terms of being heavy, dark, and melodic. Here’s another in E B and the Deadlights. Hailing from the fantastic city of Belfast they formed in 2021 and quickly knocked out an EP. Band line-up changes ensued and now they have recorded their debut album.

A creepy piano motif sends tingles up your spine before the riff comes crashing in. It’s heavy, punky, and dark but with a superb melody – a common theme throughout. ‘Falling Away’ brings the best bits of Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie before the glammy stomp of ‘Pain That I Need’ gets you moving. The latest single ‘Heaven Into Hell’ is a catchy stop/start rocker reminiscent of Hole’s ‘Celebrity Skin’ (not a bad thing in my opinion). Things get darker and creepier on ‘Hollow Eyes’ before the absolute banger ‘Art Of Death’ gets fast and nasty. The energy continues ‘Kill For Your Answers’ which steps down on a disturbing breakdown at the end before they return to punk/metal battering of before. ‘Fatal Violence’ is a heavy, evil rocker that will go down well live then final number ‘Dreamless Life’ has a whole load of Cure wrapped in its melancholic lines and offers something a bit different.

I’m gonna say it – we have an equal to South Of Salem. Big riffs, dark, catchy melodies, and solid rhythms that get your head nodding and your toes tapping. Ethan Beatie has a great voice that can go from a gentle clean croon to a full-on death metal roar when needed. More proof, if it was needed, that the UK rock scene is alive and well with true talent. Grab a copy of this superb slice of heavy gothic rock you won’t be disappointed.

 

Written by: Smudge

Ratings: 8/10

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