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Deep Sleep

Deep Sleep: Turn Me OffTurn Me Off (2011)
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These guys really don't believe in hanging around or overstaying their welcome-they're definitely of the short, sharp, shock brigade, getting in, doing their business and evacuating almost before anyone knows what they've heard/witnessed. Taking their cues from the likes of Descendents, Black Fla.
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These guys really don't believe in hanging around or overstaying their welcome-they're definitely of the short, sharp, shock brigade, getting in, doing their business and evacuating almost before anyone knows what they've heard/witnessed.

Taking their cues from the likes of Descendents, Black Flag and Circle Jerks, you're immediately hit by a punk juggernaut, thick and solid in sound, full of pace yet with an element of control that stops it from becoming a total wreckage across 14 minutes of sheer, pummeling punk rock.

That doesn't mean that they're sacrificing quality for speed, as they manage to weld both into a concoction capable of maintaining both for the-albeit short-duration of the album.

There's an interesting sound to the songs, as I really need to turn them up loud to hear the musical nuances they contain, like little additional guitar leads, etc., but I wouldn't say it's poorly produced. In fact, once you get the right level, the sound is really good with each component coming across nicely. (Headphones really do enhance the listening experience.)

The more I listened to this album, two of the obvious influences above were notable in small parts with "Slow Down" having an element of the bassline of Descendents' "Sour Grapes", and "Nothing Inside" having an opening riff reminiscent of the guitar sound on Black Flag's "Rise Above". Added to this was "Another Me", which had me thinking of Stiff Little Fingers' excellent "Wait and See", as snippets of the song sounded very familiar to that track. That doesn't mean that "Turn Me Off" is derivative-it's just that with repeated plays, I'm hearing more from what initially sounded like quite a straightforward set of songs.

Again, there is a definite Descendents thing going on from start to finish on this record, with both bass and guitar sounds resembling that which the mighty Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton use. Imagine a hardcore version of that great band and you're close to nailing down Deep Sleep's sound, and it's very appealing.

If you like melodic, mid/fast-paced hardcore, then this should be the record for you. It's got a lot going for it and provides a short, stimulating listen.

 

 
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half_idiot (February 22, 2011)

I miss being able to tell MattRamone to fuck off; it's kind of like the old days. MattRamone, you're dumb, uninformed, etc.

This is well worth the two year wait from the last 7". Whatever happened to that live LP they announced awhile back?

inagreendase (February 22, 2011)

Pretty good. Band's been steadily improving since the first 7".

wallofyouth (February 22, 2011)

yeah, this band is sweet. mattramone should listen to more metal and eat fewer hot dogs

no, i am kidding, hot dogs are awesome

mikexdude (February 22, 2011)

Come on mattramone, there are thousands of hardcore bands that aren't like that. Anyways, great record.

Make_Way (February 22, 2011)

so stoked to get a copy of this, and possibly catch them live at some point.

ThoughtAboutThrowingUp (February 22, 2011)

This record is awesome.
I need to find more bands like these guys.
If there are any.

mattramone (February 22, 2011)

One of my favorite live bands going right now. Finally, a hardcore band that doesn't sound like a metal band in disguise singing about veganism.

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