Dead Man In Reno
Ideology


4.0
excellent

Review

by Nikkolae USER (21 Reviews)
September 14th, 2011 | 15 replies | 5,460 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ideology proves that it doesn’t matter what genre you play as long as you can execute it damn well.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

There are so many underground band that never really get the recognition they deserve, so many of them struggling to get their name out there by all means necessary, how is it that a band can actually live off of its music now a days if it isn’t selling t-shirts and fitted caps? Especially in the realms of the dreaded Deathcore Genre, where the clothing and hair-do’s are big and the music has less meat than a vegan’s fridge.

Dead Man In Reno, a band virtually unknown on the modern heavy metal music scene are one of such bands, ranking the not so impressive 788 likes on their Facebook page and having only put out 1 LP and 2 EP in 5 years you must be wondering what the big fuss is it all about (since apparently there is no big fuss at all around them).

The fact that the band is virtually unknown is sort of a blessing in disguise, not entirely corrupted by the scene demanding them to oversaturate their music with 2 note breakdowns every 10 seconds and just letting them explore their music, the thing with DMIR is that they can do whatever they feel like with their sound, and it’s okay, people who listen to this band can become even obsessive with it because of this said trait, because they don’t want their amazing band to be pushed around by mindless record companies to give into what people want.

Ideology is, in this regard, the most impressive Deathcore album I’ve ever come across, from the intro of Andromeda: Warm Tears, to the impressive drums on Bete Noire, to the Reveries: Daybreak interlude there isn’t a single dull moment in this album, the guitar licks are groovy and heavy almost always, the drumming patterns are tasteful and unrestrained, this band puts everything on the line when it comes to their music, Justin Sansom’s voice is also one of the main selling points for DMIR, showing one of the most impressive high shrieks to some gut wrenching lows and even some tastefully use of clean singing like in Vice Grip, this band, when firing on all cylinders, can incarnate such a bone crushing, skull shattering sound.

But still, even with such powerful sound, the band doesn’t completely focus on it, they care about the melody as well, Vampirella vs. Lady Death’s intro shows an intro that could seem fitting on Desperate Man’s Diary, the drumming shines through it, making it a stand out track, but not the only one, most songs here tend to space out to more melodic parts only to be brought back to the heavy and unique sound this band has crafted.

Reveries: Nightfall has earned itself the title of the most impressive Deathcore song I have ever listened, from the guitar progression in the beginning to the choppy sound some riffs show, to the groovy time changes, the drumming, the clean singing, the interludes, this is Ideology in a nutshell, and in that regard Ideology proves that it doesn’t matter what genre of music you play as long as you can execute it damn well.



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Nikkolae
September 14th 2011



4837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i am a fanboy, neg away

Digging: Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

RosaParks
September 14th 2011



14837 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=45359
huh.

Nikkolae
September 14th 2011



4837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i know, some shit went down when i submitted it, told the mods bout it, they'll merge this with that album soon i hope

AbyssalCreation
September 15th 2011



2041 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sam didn't do vocals on this it was Justin Sansom, also "Ideology is in this regard the most
impressive and inspired Deathcore album I’ve ever listen," sounds awkward.

Other than that good review, I love this band.

accompliceofmydeath
September 15th 2011



4200 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think you mean "fuss" instead of "fuzz" in the second paragraph, but other than that, good review. Haven't heard this one yet.

Digging: Devo - Freedom of Choice

azraelcyanide
September 15th 2011



51 Comments


A few run-on sentences, but you've got me stoked to listen to this again.

jake20589
September 15th 2011



82 Comments


having not listened yet, i have to assume that these guys are basically just grindcore

FrankRedHot
September 15th 2011



6448 Comments


Then you don't know what grindcore is lol

RosaParks
September 15th 2011



14837 Comments


Yea, nothing grind about this

jake20589
September 15th 2011



82 Comments


>having not listened yet
You guys blind?

But yeah, just listened (it is deathcore), and it's really mediocre. Forgot how bland this genre is.

The grindcore comment was in reference to Animosity and the like.

FrankRedHot
September 15th 2011



6448 Comments


Animosity isn't grindcore, neither. Please be informed the next time you post anything.

sspedding
September 16th 2011



4753 Comments


i have their self titled but thats it. This sounds like it's worth checking out.

Eulogize
September 16th 2011



2969 Comments


Nice review. I've heard a couple songs from these guys, just don't remember the songs I've listened to, if that says anything.

Nikkolae
September 19th 2011



4837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i'll fix the stuff you guys pointed out soon, thanks for the feedback and yes you should get this sspeding

Pharoh
September 19th 2011



3326 Comments


where the clothing and hair-do’s are big and the music has less meat than a vegan’s fridge.


I go to alotta deathcore/ and hardore shows and most of the people there have buzzed hair or either have long metalhead hair. I don't know what your talking about.



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