"The Deadlights" (Elektra; 2000)

Reviewed by Snidermann


Power, aggression and passion are the basic elements that make up The Deadlights, the bitchin' new band from Elektra. These Huntington Beach, California rockers are about as raw as metal music gets without blood being involved. The music blasts forth from the opening note and doesn't let up until the last note fades away.

I'm still trying to find unwind from the pure metal musical experience that is Deadlights. Killer heavy metal music that is nothing but pure electric pleasure. And I can't wait to check out this great band live (they'll be on the road soon!).

The band's promotional material sums it up nicely so I'll simply quote it directly: "Though The Deadlights have been compared to the best of L.A. rock, they employ their own brand of forceful melody. This is a mixture of sweat, energy, wrath and passion. Deadlights will tour as if there's not such thing as an empty gas tank, they aren't scared, so rest up."

I'm resting up already. I want to be ready when The Deadlights come blaring into my town. 

Remember this band's name: The Deadlights. They're going to be big!! By the way, The Deadlights get their name from a Stephen King novel.

The Deadlights are Duke, vocals; Jim Falcone, drums; Billy Roan, guitar; Jerry Montano, bass. Their debut CD was produced by Sylvia Massey (Tool).

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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