Released: 2015, Self Released
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Hailing from the U.K., EVIL BRAIN TASTE play a punkish mixture of Death, Black and Thrash Metal, sort of a like more Death Metal version of NOCTURNAL BREED. Vocals follow that raspy, old-school KREATOR style, spewing out lyrics about a possible zombie apocalypse. Dead Dead Bad could reminded me of movies like RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD because of the manner in which the band handles these topics and the music definitely fits these topics very well, achieving better results than other bands who have tackled the same stuff (such as HORRIFIC). There is a catchiness in these songs that keeps the listener's attention throughout, as well as a sense of unpredictability in that songs may go from a Crossover Thrash riff to an all out Black Metal section with blast beats and dissonant chords.
One could almost imagine EVIL BRAIN TASTE's music as part of a zombie movie soundtrack since they achieve that atmosphere in their songs. "Those Whose Bodies Are Subject To Decay" is a great example, with its slower tempos and spoken lines that come in almost at the very end of the song. Same with the self-explanatory "Zombies", which made me think of those rotten zombies stumbling down an island in Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS. On the Thrash Metal side of things, we have "Back From The Dead" which starts off as straight forward Thrash Metal, then switches into Black Metal in a manner that seems very natural and not forced. Opener "Zombies Ate My Brains" will definitely have listeners singing along to that awesome blasting chorus, while cuts like "Hello, I Want To Kill You" are guaranteed to make heads bang.
All in all, Dead Dead Bad is a catchy, fun and entertaining release that flies by very quickly. It's a pretty decent release that uses it's production to great advantage, aiding in creating that balanced atmosphere between horror and black humor that good horror comedies have. While I use this comparison, let me clarify that EVIL BRAIN TASTE is definitely no joke, and Dead Dead Bad is a solid and concise album by a band that definitely knows what they are doing.