A wicked outfit blending gothic decadence with industrial flair.
SICK AND SOUND is pleased to introduce our readers to DEADFILMSTAR band. This is a five piece outfit hailing from Coventry, Midlands, United Kingdom who has shaped and moulded its own unique dramatic sound. Deadfilmstar are filling into the industrial soundscape where a liquid gothic sound has been poured and combined with a rock ‘n roll-tinged vibe.
Deadfilmstar is lining up: Gary (vocals and soapbox) and Esther (keyboards & effects) and most recent live and touring members Tom (guitar), Tommy & Steve (bass) and Jake (drums).
This is an extravagant quintet with high aspirations and goals, a wicked band entirely independent in the songwriting and releasing processes via their own record company Death2Me. They produced and financed their own two albums: A.Rtistic I.Ntegrity dating back to 2009 and The Inevitable Rise & Fall Of Fake White & the Ill Fated Tour belonging to 2015.
Deadfilmstar is an outfit with a solid live experience and almost two decades of music since their first appearances on the stage in 1999. They can show off most memorable and significant experiences gained in sharing the stage with iconic bands such as Gothminister, Mortiis, Revolting Cocks, Combichrist, KMFDM, 3Teeth, Orgy, Sex Gang Children and Christian Death. As well as touching on prestigious festivals as Whitby Gothic Weekend and Bloodstock Open Air metal festival.
DEADFILMSTAR. HELLO, CRUEL WORLD.
We came across their latest video release for track Hello, Cruel World released in February and covering the original track dating back to 2007 that granted Deadfilmstar their appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air in 2008. This is a somber and haunting ambience footage perfectly melting into the song carrying the same features in its songwriting. So let’s dig into Hello, Cruel World and take a ride with Deadfilmstar.
The track opens with some bold and pulsating bass lines, very central throughout the song, backed up by some echoed spoke word vocals. It slowly evolves building into a crescendo eased by the instruments turning up the tension. The track is slathered with synth and industrial effects on the backdrop and a very regular tempo on drums, short and looping guitar riffs. Vocals are fidgeting between an almost-spoken clean and clear much going after the Antichrist creepy range of Marilyn Manson, and a flawless transition into harsh vocals mainly on fry screaming on a high range. The second section of the track hosts some spoken word too. The chorus on harsh vocals is a treat for the ear and I absolutely loved its abrasive and caustic screaming on a reasonable length.
Watch the official video release for Deadfilmstar – Hello, Cruel World:
Hello Cruel World is a catchy song carrying an infectious groove keeping up the beat and the energy established after the vocals turn in the song after the first minute with no rhythmic variation. The song is exploring a dark decadent mood, blending catchiness with industrial flair and grows on the listener on multiple listening.
Photo credits Ed.Fielding. Right to use permitted by courtesy of Deadfilmstar.
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