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Friday, 30 October 2015

AM I DEAD YET?

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Screamo / Emo-violence / Skramz
Related artistsHaunted Places, Millions Of Them, Nervous Mothers, Plague Town and Wasted Land.
CountryBelgium
Years Active2005-2006
Song: "Distance and Saxophone"
Album: "Danse Macabre split"
Year: 2007
For fans ofOrchidМаяк, Craneo, Arse Moreiraмища, Danse Macabre, Deers!, Utarid, Loma Prieta, A Company Of Heroes, Funeral Diner, Portraits Of Past, Ampere, Coma Regalia, Kodan Armada, A Fine Boat That Coffin, June Paik, Eyes Of Verotika, Mr. Willis Of Ohio, The Third Memory and Killed By Malaise aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released / React With Protest / I've Come For Your Children / Nimbus Module Records
This post's artist is from the October 2015 Mix. This is track #11.
You can download: the October Mix#10 right here or get the new November 2015 Mix#11 here.

AM I DEAD YET? were a screamy hardcore/emo-violence band from Belgium that were only around for about a year but quickly released some excellent releases and then vanished forever. I've never heard people discuss them so now seems like a good time to slap you in the face with it. If you dig screamo/emo-violence from Europe circa 2005 such as as Arse Moreira, The Third Memory and Killed By Malaise. If you've never heard of these older bands you could compare them to newer stuff like early Loma Prietaмища and Coma Regalia. There's some dirt and abrasiveness to the recordings which give them a labour of love kind of sound, but it's the power and raw emotion that lead my pack of adjectives to describe their sound. Much like June Paik it's unrelenting, even during the slight slowdowns.

"Distance and Saxophone" is my personal favourite, with a very chaotic yet driven beginning that lends itself to bands like Loma Prieta. But it's that final half which sounds like the complete inspiration for bands such as Deers! and A Company Of Heroes as it breaks down to a slow, jammy screamfest with those sexy, clean guitars and groovin' bassline. "Resurrectionist" is another gem that hits the sweet spot at 1:50 and could definitely be likened to the new Russian band Маяк. Both of the songs just mentioned are from my first encounter with the band which was released posthumously in 2007 on a split 7" with Danse Macabre. I probably heard their songs on the Emo Armageddon and Emo Apocalypse compilations but their later stuff definitely stands out more.

This band is totally worth your time. I don't have the 'Summer Dead Demo' and 'Utarid split' floppy disks so if anyone has them please share!

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DISCOGRAPHY
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's partial discography in mp3 form.

2005 - The Art of Chaos (split w/Utarid) 2xFloppy Disk (anyone have this?)
2005 - Emo Armageddon comp 7"EP (contributed "Monk vs. Mingus")

2006 - Summer Dead Demo 3"cdrEP (anyone have this?)
2006 - 4-Way split (w/Utarid, The Mock Heroic and A Fine Boat That Coffin)
2006 - Emo Apocalypse comp 12"LP (contributed "Untitled")

2007 - Danse Macabre split 7"EP

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(2007) AM I DEAD YET? - "Distance and Saxophone" (from 'Danse Macabre' split)

(2007) AM I DEAD YET? - "Resurrectionist" (from 'Danse Macabre' split)

(2006) AM I DEAD YET? - "Capture the Castle" (from '4-Way' split)

(2006) AM I DEAD YET? - "Untitled" (from 'Emo Apocalypse' comp)

(2005) AM I DEAD YET? - "Monk vs. Mingus" (from 'Emo Armageddon' comp)

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AM I DEAD YET? out of print mp3 (partial) discography download

(download here)

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