Dead World - 1993 - The Machine

Release Entertainment, Relapse Records\Nuclear Blast


01 - Cold Hate
02 - Lies
03 - 180
04 - Kill
05 - Blood Everywhere
06 - The Machine
07 - Orgy Of Self Mutilation
08 - El Shaddi






While some gradually increase the potential, increase the experience and at the same time lose the enthusiasm, the second for a short period of time they make a qualitative breakthrough, after which they simply can’t be recognized. The US team Dead World is from the second. Their debut work "Collusion", thanks to the position of John Canady art editor of Relapse Records, was a lucky ticket to the world of a big underground. "The Machine" is a completely different recording, and it's no surprise that the release was made by Release Music (a division of Relapse) and Nuclear Blast. The material is extremely minimalistic. All details and nuances are removed from it, every uncertain note, any sagging riff. The rest few simple bits and riffs for a song are good. Each of their bundles is a primitive pressing force and each of these bonds is not inferior to the previous one.

"The Machine" is not devoid of groove unlike its predecessor, moreover it is one of groovy and easy-to-understand industrial albums and the first half of it can be called a hit, even despite the impressive timing of the songs. Replacing the drummer with a drum machine Dead World received the very same mechanical drive which is so necessary for such music and significantly improved the sound. Clear drums samples don’t distort the mix which by massiveness and brutality easily bypassed any of the style albums on the release date. The roots of this sound such as lowered guitar tone and bass distortion to a level close to Mortician, should be sought not in the British industrial, but in the American death\grind. 

Since this album ambient for Dead World has ceased to be the filling of inserts between songs. On "The Machine" there are two full sketches in the spirit of the earliest cassette releases of Lustmord, with a correction for the general asceticism of Canady's material. Sufficiently static, having in their assets only amorphous buzzes with superimposed on the scraps of other sounds they come to life when using voice samples, fitting into the general line of the album. However, they can hardly be considered independent and valuable in nature. 

"The Machine" is the best album of the band and its luck. Having received a worthy edition of the album with a video clip and EP, Dead World was able to make a statement, but could not keep on succeeding and a few years ago they are missing from the field of view of major metal publishers.