After fighting for their music alone for four years DYING GORGEOUS LIES had caught the attention of Wacken Fondation
and Massacre Records. Signing a contract at the end of 2013 the Germans succeed to delight us with their second
full length album.
Although that the vocal range of Lisa „Liz Gorgeous”
is close to this of Sabina Classen (HOLY MOSES) the quintet
works in the more melodic dimensions of the thrash metal. The emphasized
particular for each song melody is a distinguished feature in the composing
of the band. The fast songs and the strong riffs are not an obstacle for
this specification. In such a
sense DYING GORGEOUS LIES follow a tradition in the German
thrash that is leaded by not so popular names as BLACKEND
and RECKLESS TIDE – bands that unfortunately are not active
at this moment. This opens space for the sub-gender but does not give
signals for its outbreak from the marginal status.
Without being somewhat brilliant achievement DYING
enter the list of the original bands that do not use quotations. Significant
is the pleasure for the ear and they will not repulse the fans of the
aggressive riffs. The aggressive vocals sound very contemporary. The
melodies demonstrate music taste and skillful use of the means of
Among the fast
songs the Germans also have some middle tempo decisions – a certain sign of
maturity! Some heavy metal figures do not leave the
field of thrash, and the aggressive voice does not slip away to metal-core deprivation of individuality.
DYING GORGEOUS LIES offer us a rich
painting of German melodic thrash metal that most of the new releases do
not offer. Their music still is not able to conquer categorically but there
is a serious application for something bigger with „First World Breakdown“.