3 Parts Dead “Master” EP

3 new songs by Boston hard rockers 3 PARTS DEAD, from dark slow grungy heavy metal (“My Mistake”) to modern hard/sleaze rock (“Summer Of Sam”) and 70s boogie influenced drum beats (“The Mirror”.) The chorus in “The Mirror” also has a bit of a STONE TEMPLE PILOTS feel, and 3 PARTS DEAD shows us that being heavy doesn’t mean forgetting about the melodies, this is why the band can appeal to 80s/90s hard rock fans as well as people who are into heavier modern rock guitars.
Keep an eye on this band, ’cause they might be a future major hard rock name if they get lucky enough to get on tour and open for bigger bands… /Laurent C.

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3 Parts Dead “S/T” EP

3PDEP3 PARTS DEAD, from Boston, Massachusetts went through some line-up troubles before being able to offer us this 5 song EP full of modern heavy rock guitar riffs and hair metal influenced choruses. Fronted by a singer named Mike Patton, the band actually sounds more like WEDNESDAY 13 than FAITH NO MORE, dont’ let homonymy trick you!
“Feed” is the perfect in your face opener, and “Party Never Ends” is catchy enough to make you sing along, but “Everything To You” is probably the strongest song on here, mixing classic 80s hard rock melodies to punky rock’n’roll energy. “Tattoo’d Toy” has a bit of LOVE/HATE in it, and that’s fine with me, I’ll just probably skip “So Long Girl” every time I listen to this EP since I don’t understand why 80s metal influenced bands still write power ballads in 2014 (weren’t they just a way to get to MTV?)
Anyway, if you’re into modern sleaze rock like LIVING DEÄD LIGHTS, then you should definitely check 3 PARTS DEAD, they should be your next drug of choice!/Laurent C.