Tag: Jeff Howlett

July 11, 2013 / / Main Slate Archive


For listeners who come to …For All the World to See with no context, the music of Death will sound startlingly modern.  The Midwestern trio plays forceful punk with passion and precision.  Spiraling riffs and shout-a-long choruses drive their songs, but the band also switches things up by shifting into unusual time signatures and experimenting with psychedelic soundscapes.  Lyrically, they write from the perspective of the outcasts and outsiders.  Many of their songs deal with mortality (as would befit a band called Death), but their awareness of how time is running out gives their songs a greater sense of urgency than you might expect.  The airy, minimal production shows off each band member’s musical abilities and the near-intuitive chemistry among them.