Death Pop Darkwave, EBM Dead Lights Dead Lights is a dynamic, androgynous duo that I am certain will be seen and heard a lot more throughout their just-started career. Their three track EP "Death Pop" released just a couple of weeks ago on September 18th and yet I have been sharing it to everyone possible. On my forty-minute drive to work this EP has been a delightful part of my early morning commute and is one of the reasons I enjoy driving when the sun is down and the roads are empty. EBM, dance, punk, darkwave, and an urge to create darkened fun music are all words and phrases to describe their debut EP "Death Pop". The title track of the EP is easily their current anthem out of the three; it's fun, bouncy, and catchy while still maintaining an ominous tone. Deep toned vocals break through the music without sound unnatural or forced; it's clear and concise reminiscing gothic undercurrents. I could easily see this being a part of a DJ's Halloween 2020 playlist. 'Dead Lights' comes in next as a slow crawling, yet still stomp-worthy song. Upon my first listen to the EP I wondered if Dead Lights took influence from Stephen King's It for both the band's title and song name. The last song in this trilogy is 'The Host'. Once more, EBM takes the center stage upping the ante in terms of pace. However, this song is not quite as boisterous as the previous two. That's not a negative remark; I quite like how the song takes us out of the EP. And, just like with 'Death Pop', I could easily see this storming a playlist for Halloween 2020. I wanted to write out this review to help further spread Dead Lights' name. I'm hoping to see a full length release come quarter one of 2021 or at least some merch sprout from Dead Lights, but I can be patient in that regard. For now, "Death Pop" is an imaginative and lively EP to keep me entertained. The EP can be purchased from their Bandcamp and a music video for 'The Host' has been released which you can stream below: 450
Brutal Resonance

Dead Lights - Death Pop

8.0
"Great"
Released 2020 by COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
Dead Lights is a dynamic, androgynous duo that I am certain will be seen and heard a lot more throughout their just-started career. Their three track EP "Death Pop" released just a couple of weeks ago on September 18th and yet I have been sharing it to everyone possible. On my forty-minute drive to work this EP has been a delightful part of my early morning commute and is one of the reasons I enjoy driving when the sun is down and the roads are empty. EBM, dance, punk, darkwave, and an urge to create darkened fun music are all words and phrases to describe their debut EP "Death Pop". 

The title track of the EP is easily their current anthem out of the three; it's fun, bouncy, and catchy while still maintaining an ominous tone. Deep toned vocals break through the music without sound unnatural or forced; it's clear and concise reminiscing gothic undercurrents. I could easily see this being a part of a DJ's Halloween 2020 playlist. 'Dead Lights' comes in next as a slow crawling, yet still stomp-worthy song. Upon my first listen to the EP I wondered if Dead Lights took influence from Stephen King's It for both the band's title and song name. The last song in this trilogy is 'The Host'. Once more, EBM takes the center stage upping the ante in terms of pace. However, this song is not quite as boisterous as the previous two. That's not a negative remark; I quite like how the song takes us out of the EP. And, just like with 'Death Pop', I could easily see this storming a playlist for Halloween 2020. 

I wanted to write out this review to help further spread Dead Lights' name. I'm hoping to see a full length release come quarter one of 2021 or at least some merch sprout from Dead Lights, but I can be patient in that regard. For now, "Death Pop" is an imaginative and lively EP to keep me entertained. The EP can be purchased from their Bandcamp and a music video for 'The Host' has been released which you can stream below:


Oct 06 2020

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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