Death Valley High – “Positive Euth”

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Tag: Stick-to-the-cuts

Release date: 4 July 2013

Death Valley High is four black-haired pop punk boys from Cali who like sex, graveyards, and sex with you in graveyards. Positive Euth is their second release, a fairly standard electronic-influenced horror punk album. Surprisingly, it (kind of) avoids the cliché of crabcore or electronic-hardcore by focusing more on dissonant triads and distorted guitars rooted in horror punk. Tracks emphasize bass and low-end feedback, likely influenced by dubstep. Singer Reyka Osburn’s brash vocals are a hackneyed attempt at a Davey Havok (AFI) lisp, and his one-note screaming gets old. There are few dynamics between songs; tracks blur together pretty quickly. The compulsory attempts at love songs fall flat on their face. Don’t listen to the lyrics, or do listen to them if you forgot what it was like to have a MySpace.

Out on Minus Head Records.

Stick to the cuts, and do not explore. No-Plays: #4, 6, 10, 11.

Bath Salt Party – (1:17)
The Present – (2:26)
How2kill – (4:05)
Commit to Knife – (2:47)
Cinema Verité – (3:57)
Undead Eat Lead – (2:57)
A Little Light Conversation – (2:59)
Batdanse – (3:02)
Blood Drive – (3:20)
Not If I See You First – (1:17)
Fingernail Marks – (1:17)

Re-Animation – (3:19)

RIYL: AFI, Chiodos, Misfits (post-Danzig), From First to Last, The Matches, Tom Anderson

External Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7ECK7L6FJ0
http://minushead.com/bands/death-valley-high/
http://www.deathvalleyhigh.com

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