Can't say I'm keen on the new vocalist. I was really excited I was finally getting to see them at Summer Breeze this year, but I've decided against it now. Oh well, sure there'll be plenty others who like the new vocals.
The new singer is good indeed but somehow her vocals are mixed very loud on the record and her voice is similar to Sabines but somehow "thinner". Also not particularly loving the new album. Carbonman is a great song. I wish there were more like it. Epitaph is good too but sounds a bit like Code of Honor in some melodies. Berserk, Backstory Wound, Welcome Deathrow and the covers are decent but feeling a bit meh about the rest. She sings great in Ein Deutsches Requiem but I have to turn it down a bit.. Like in other songs her voice drowns out other instruments and starts to hurt my ears when I turn the volume higher. I blame the mix, not her.
Deadlock has never been truly GOOD. They've had a couple good songs here and there, but they've never been consistently good. Not in my experience anyway. And for some reason they seem unable to get competent harsh vocalists on board...
Really, the only consistently redeeming factors about this band are Sabina and the bandname itself, which is cool as fuck. And their two previous logos. The new one is lame.
V Just barely. Honestly, they finally got rid of probably THE worst harsh vocalist in all of Metal, finally having the chance to get someone that is actually good... and then they get someone who is almost just as bad? What the hell, Deadlock? You don goof'd.
Seriously, Sabine has no talent? You gotta be fucking kidding me... You guys should really keep move with the times and be happy that there are still some bands out there who don't want to make the same album over and over again. For me, that's pretty much what modern metal is about.
Prem actually did a great job at deadlock. not listening to them anyway anymore, but he was one of the main reasons to like this band. within the last two albums they became more and more focused on the female vocalist with the consequence that the songs became shit, because - to be honest- she hasn't any talent. really. new album ist quite boring.better split up. thanks, but goodbye, deadlock!
So Deadlock had one of the worst harsh vocalists in all of Metal. Then they finally get rid of him and have a chance at getting someone to replace him that's actually good... and they pick someone who's almost just as bad. Seriously, Deadlock, what the hell?
Finally got the new album, it's quite good actually. I was mostly looking forward to the remixes on the digipack and sadly both of them didn't really deliver. Dead City Sleepers (Erode-Remix) is really good but the second one, what the hell? Now really, you don't even recognize the song. It's just too different and the main flaw of the album.. IMO.
Great tracks: The Great Pretender, I'm Gone, The Arsonist, Darkness Divine, As We Come Undone, My Pain, Small Town Boy. Others are good but not special. My Pain shouldn't have been a bonus track. It's one of the best. The remixes are of course useless..