Boomkat Product Review:
Ten tracks in a mere eleven minutes; that’s pretty much all you need to know about ‘Fear’, this mind-curdling EP from recent Southern Lord signing Dead in the Dirt. The Atlanta-based four-piece manage to fuse a love of classic hardcore and grindcore (‘Scum’-era Napalm Death springs to mind) with the latter day obsession with all things black metal. Raspberry Bulbs or Bone Awl would be good comparisons, but this errs way more towards the classic early grind stylings of Napalm than it does anything in recent memory. Technically on point and with enough grit to shred the tread off the tires of a sixteen wheeler, even at a mere ten minutes ‘Fear’ should keep you in ‘heavy’ for some time to come. Killer.