Chuck Schuldiner Project

Monday, May 24, 2021

Death On Fire - Six Foot Box

It's been really cool to watch Death On Fire evolve over the last few years. There sound has continued to improve and there is a real willingness to experiment and expand on the boundaries of what is possible within their idiom. This new EP, Six Foot Box comes as a follow up to 2020's Ghost Songs LP and really speaks to how far the band has been able to evolve and what they have been working on during the height and frustration of the pandemic. It's the sort of thing that can't help but to capture the imagination with its execution and high powered hate. 

The immediate head turned is the opening track, 'Six Foot Box.' This track sees some of the boldest experimentations from Death On Fire to date with twisted groans, avant garde sounds and even hints at *gasp* clean vocals! The tight playing that defines this record captures the imagination on tracks like 'A Hell Of Our Own Design' and really comes to a head on the album closer 'Begging For Air.' Death On Fire's penchant for tight and chunky riffs shines through here, but so do some of the more bombastic flourishes that they have begun incorporating in the music. There's a lot to enjoy with how they pull apart the world. 

Death On Fire have really gone above and beyond on this EP, and though it clocks in around 15 minutes, they accomplish quite a bit emotionally and musically. It's an exciting offering and one that you're going to want to keep coming back too. It speaks to how much talent this band has and suggests, to me at least, that we could see them grinding forth and really figuring something out with their next full length. Definitely a band to be on the look out for, and definitely a tasy bit of early morning listening for you underground devotees. 

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