New Zealand's, Villainy has a great reputation for being one of, New Zealand's top rock bands, complete with radio ready songs. But to call them, "pop rock" or "radio metal," would be doing them a disservice. I will admit, however, when I first got my hands on Villainy's new album, "Dead Sight," I was already under the impression that they would sound similar to say, Pop Evil, and have nothing but sing-a-long rock anthems. I very quickly realized my mistake. Don't get me wrong, "Dead Sight," has a big sound, a sound that will appeal to a broad audience, but there is so much more to this album and band than that. With a sound that combines, rock, metal, industrial, new wave, and more, "Dead Sight," is a fantastic album.
I typically lean towards a "heavier" sound, but I found myself really digging this album and picking up on a lot off the nuances that, Villainy, bring to their music. The opening track, "Give Up The Ghost," has a killer industrial vibe with great vocals and, quite frankly, it is a damn good track. On the track, "Syria," Villainy, pulls out the heavy vibe and it works (this track is a beast). My two favorite tracks on the album are, "Nothing Ever Changes" and "Tantalus." "Nothing Ever Changes," has a funky, Enter Shikari vibe and, "Tantalus," has a, Buckcherry rocking vibe, but both tracks (like the rest of the songs on, "Dead Sight") are distinctly, Villainy, and if you listen to the album, you will know exactly what I mean. So, listen to the album! If you needed any more motivation, how about a Bro-Metal rating of, 8/10. -Bro