DEAD AND GONE
God Loves Everyone But You
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The most unusual band to emerge out of the Gilman Street scene since Neurosis. Dark, dismal, brooding... dare we even say "gothic" hardcore featuring ex-members of East Bay punk bands Filth, Jack Acid, Blatz and Special Forces. Like a freight train without brakes screaming down a vertical incline that links early Neurosis to Dead Kennedys to Christ On Parade and keeps on going!
As you know, after this album came out they decided to turn into CREEPS ON CANDY (same band - new singer) and shut down the Dead And Gone shop. Yet, they decided to do the opposite, and that is stop with Creeps On Candy and continue with Dad and Gone. Confused? Don't worry, all you need to know is that Dead And Gone have continued after this landmark record on Alternative Tentacles. Guitar hero Rocky is now in the Los Angeles band Year Future.
"If, like me, you loved early Neurosis, when they delivered their tribal psychosis with hardcore speed and energy, then Dead And Gone might be what you've been waiting for since Souls at Zero. "Twisted" is a word that springs to mind, and always a good one, don't you think? God Loves Everyone But You is a creeping, shifting monster, metamorphosing as you listen, swooping from rage to introspection, hate to frustrated confusion, but every incarnation is a noisy, violent discordant one. "Cellophane" surges and boils with barely restrained ferocity, whilst the quieter passages of "Violets" lull the listener with an early False Prophets-like Eastern feel. A slow-grind rollercoaster of impending doom that rubs your face in your tortured psyche with unflinching power, and as difficult as we've come to expect from AT releases, but as rewarding as ever if you're prepared to stick with it."
"This is the latest, and long awaited new release (which has now actually been out for several months). I was thrilled to hear about this cause I love Dead And Gone and have since I first got a tape sent to me saying "this is the best thing in the East Bay these days" and that was about 4 years ago now. Their sound has matured and rounded out and while I'm still reminded of Neurosis in their mid-period, I think that Dead And Gone have come unto their own and moved beyond any direct comparisons. Drawing on those influences and that East Bay hardcore sound (which I love) - Dead And Gone have a complex and layered sound with harsh and abrasive grating discordance and power that hits in the heart and vocals that roll along with it all. I'm really looking forward to seeing them later this month with Neurosis and Eyehategod - that will be awesome!"
- Slug & Lettuce