1000DEAD "1000Dead"
/Metal Scrap Records/

Tracklist:
1. Lying Through Teeth 2.44
2. Unveil Hatred 4.13
3. Post-War Blues 3.58
4. Bring a Knife to a Gunfight 5.17
5. Noise / Pain 2.15
6. This Day We Fight 3.34
7. Unplug Me 2.48
8. The Oppressor Syndrome 3.36
9. Stonework 5.11
10. Cross Section 0.28
11. Dignity... A Dying Word 3.39
Total playing time: 44:01

 
                                           
1000DEAD

 

 

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1000Dead or Thousanddead is a young Greek trio consisting of Nikos Marinakis (guitars and vocals), Petros Leledakis (bass) and Alekos Mouratidis on drums. This self-titled album is the band's debut and is 11 songs long. The band plays an angry somewhat punk-ish style of music, the 11 songs total under 38 minutes. Nikos belts out aggressive screams and the music and rhythm hum along at slow to faster pace. Post-War Blues for examples ups the tempo while the two songs before it move at marginally lower pace. The so-called groove and mallcore touches appear too. Songs like Bring A Knife To A Gunfight (what?) travel between faster and low key moments but Nikos' voice remains a constant, almost. Noise/Pain is a shorter faster song. This Day We Fight showcases the aggressiveness that is again best illustrated in the vocals. Unplug Me is at times true to its title but not throughout, it is not far from a System Of A Down experience. The Oppressor Syndrome features some heavy riffing and speedy aggression. Stonework is enjoyable and mixes speed and heaviness well for the most part. Cross Section is a 28 second punk/thrash short interlude which jumps into the closer, Dignity... a Dying Word. The last song sounds even angrier than the rest.

60/100
Anna Tergel (http://metallian.com)

Besides having culture that made an impact on the whole world throughout the centuries, Greece is a beautiful Mediterranean country and its people are very passionate about what they do and also about the music they play. With recent political turmoil, the people of Greece have been given enough reasons to be angry and how better to let out that anger than through music. Here comes 1000Dead.
This band was formed as a duo in 2013.todays lineup being trio. They released their self titled album on Metal Scrap Records and it contains 11 tracks of modern thrash metal with urban and street vibe leaning towards hardcore. This band somehow plays a sum of all their influences and I believe that the members got in their music all their love for metal and hardcore. There are some melodic parts and clean vocals which only emphasize the intended tension of the music and when listening you at first feel all the heaviness and you start to hyperventilate like you will explode and afterwards it all vents out through almost cathartic cleansing in brutality of the music. Top songs: “Bring a Knife to a Gunfight”, “Post-war Blues” and “This Day We Fight”.

7,5/10
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Slowly We Rot 10Old-school Thrash Metal followers will disagree with me labeling this as Thrash, but the truth is Thrash Metal is the most obvious genre acting like a backbone on the construction that this Greek combo propose us on their debut album. But yes, labeling it simply as Thrash doesn't do it justice, we get here all sort of harmonies from genres like Death Metal, Alternative, Groove Metal, Hardcore and even Grindcore, and their label, Metal Scrap, recommends it for fans of Hatebreed, Lamb of God, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, so you can imagine the conglomerate of influences 1000Dead managed to squeeze into this debut album. The overall impression is we're dealing with a highly energetic band open to whatever elements they like from wherever, being blessed with good skills when it comes to handling their instruments, and a serious appetite when it comes to composing stuff, and here comes the best feature in their music in my opinion: all tracks are complex, varied and in most parts avoid any overly used repetition so you'll be sure to avoid boredom. The Hardcore/Thrash/Metalcore type of screamed vocals won't fit to everyone's taste (mine included, to be honest), but this is just a matter of taste, the guy really spits his lungs out throughout the whole album. The CD comes with 8 pages booklet featuring all hateful and rebellious lyrics, enjoy!

8/10 (Slowly We Rot #10)

19227550 1879378398978634 7498049314313207808 nHellas leverer mer og mer pä musikk- fronten, lOOODead debuterer med sitt selvtitu- lerte album. Trioen spiller en blanding av thrash og hardcore, det er litt av hvert pä platen. Lätene blir pä grunn av dette ganske varierte. Problemet her er at man ikke beständig tinner noen rod träd i musikken. De har litt gammel Sepultura-feeling i noen av sine mer thrash-orienterte sanger. Alt er dessverre ikke like bra pä platen, en del er litt for A4.1 de tilfellene begynner jeg ä Iure pä hvor jeg har hört detfra for. «lOOODead» er uansett en grei debutplate, sä fär vi se om det kommer mere fra disse tre ifremtiden.

Anders Oddsberg (Scream Magazine #217)

Rockcor 4Говорят, что трудности закаляют, и только в неблагоприятной обстановке порой рождается что то по настоящему особенное. Кто бы мог подумать, что трое простых греческих парней из городка Ретимно на солнечном острове Крит решат играть агрессивный тяжеляк, который никак не вяжется с царящей в этих краях атмосферой релакса, а группу назовут 1000Dead. В свете вышесказанного неудивительно, что путь к первому полноформатному альбому был у ребят долгим: впервые группа собралась еще в 2013 году, а пластинка увидела свет только в начале марта 2017 го. Как это часто бывает, название первого альбома повторяет название коллектива. С первых же секунд слушателя буквально захватывает волна драйва, создают которую, главным образом, скоростные гитарные партии при поддержке барабанов и с яркими вокальными всплесками. Характерно, что открывает пластинку именно оголтелый вопль, задавая тон всему альбому, и только после этого подключаются инструменты. Стилистически музыканты не загоняют себя в рамки трэш металла или хардкора. Вообще однозначно охарактеризовать жанр пластинки довольно трудно: слишком скоростной для трэша, слишком мелодичный для хардкора и слишком тяжелый для хэви металла. Иногда, дабы внести разнообразие, темп замедляется, как, например, на «Unveil Hatred», а вокал, как на «Noise/Pain», с рычащего переходит на чистый, но все это лишь разовые затишья перед новым продолжительным всплеском бури. Кстати, о продолжительности, суммарное время звучания составляет около 38 минут, и, пожалуй, такая длительность оптимальна, чтобы сполна насладиться драйвом, но, что называется, не объесться. Что касается длины отдельных вещей, то и здесь 1000Dead рвут шаблоны: 28 секундный трек «Cross Section» – это не какой нибудь инструментальный проигрыш, а полноценная вокально инструментальная композиция с вступлением, кульминацией и органичным завершением. Как итог, альбом слушается на одном дыхании и наверняка станет лакомым блюдом для любителей экстремального металла.

5/5
Ник Кащеев (Rockcor #4/2017)

legacy108Von Kreta kommen 1000DEAD auf das europäische Festland geschwemmt, wobei die Flaschenpost nicht unbedingt den richtigen Adressaten erreicht hat. Der dezent anstrengende Mix aus HardcoreGebelle, unnatürlich klingenden Hasenficker-Drums, unzähligen Breaks und dann doch dem ein oder anderen fetten Gitarrenriff macht nur in den wenigsten Momenten eine wirklich überzeugende Figur. Man wünscht sich mehr Momente wie in ‚Post-War Blues‘, in dem 1000DEAD einfach mal dick die Schwarte krachen lassen und grooven wie Sau. Doch ehe man sich auf so etwas wie einen Flow einlassen kann, kommen die drei Griechen mit vertracktem Mathcore um die Ecke und konfrontieren den ohnehin nicht sonderlich angetanen Rezensenten mit ‚Bring A Knife To A Gunfight‘. Und dann kommt da auch noch bestes Juz-Niveau durch den Cleangesang ins Spiel. Ungeschminkter Juz-Punk ist es auch, der seine Spuren in ‚This Day We Fight‘ oder ‚Dignity… A Dying Word‘ mehr als deutlich hinterlassen hat. Mit genug Raki im Kopf und auf Circle Pit-Krawall gebürstet in der Beatnik Rock Bar Rethymno vielleicht ein Film, außerhalb doch eher stark verzichtbar.

4 Punkte
HD (Legacy #108)

The trio of 1000DEAD was created in 2013 in Crete – a beautiful island, the cradle of western civilization. This album is the band’s first and only release. The cover-art and graphic design are not catchy. The drawings represent something but I don’t know what it is, there is the lack of clarity.
However, the music form the album is great, from the beginning to the end. I don’t have objections here. The musicians are very capable. The guitarist plays wery well, he plays difficult parties without problems and he plays in attractive way for the listener. Most of the songs contain the short fragments of bassist’s show that enrich the music. When it comes to the vocals, then the hoarse voice dominates here, sometimes in dialogue with the clean vocals. The drummer plays well but without fireworks. The compositions are very varied and fast. Sometimes extreme parties are interlaced with climatic slowdowns.
The Greeks on their album also mixed various styles – the rhythmic Metal-Punk, the metallic dark Post-Hardcore, which in Poland is performed by such band like PANACEA and SILENCE (both aggressive and calmer motives) and Extreme Metal. In addition the end of the song, “Post-War Blues” is pure Stoner Rock.
Each track is rich in changes of tempo, rhythm, melody. However all elements fit together, the whole is consistent, but not overdosed. We can hear that the Greeks have a lot of satisfaction by playing. This is great debut, very impressive (at least for me). Long live the 1000DEAD!

9.0/10
Musashi (Metal Centre)

Necromance 40

Tras fundarse en 2013, el power trio griego 1000DEAD llegan con “1000Dead” su álbum debut; editado en 2017 por el sello ukraniano Metal Scrap Records.
Nikos M. (guitarra y voz), Petros L. (bajo y segunda voz) y Alekos M. (bateria) practican un Thrash – Death Metal que llega incluso a rozar el progresivo.
Un total de diez temas y un interludio componen este trabajo, repleto de caña y sonido directo; con un toque y sonido muy personal. Buen ejemplo de esto son canciones como “Unveil Hatred”, que llega a tener interludios de corte progresivo y un puente melódico; así como una gran variedad de riffs complejos que demuestran la versatilidad de la banda.
Otros como “Post-war Blues”, tienen una sonoridad mucho más Groove; ó “Bring a Knife to a Gunfight” que podría ser incluso cercano a estilos más “core”, repleto de riffs pesados.
En el ecuador del disco tenemos “This Day We Fight”, tres minutos y medio de puro Thrash Metal de regusto progresivo. Pero los cambios de ritmo y progresiones llegan a su máximo apogeo con “Unplug Me”, tema que incluso tiene un toque Funky que engancha desde el mismísimo comienzo y con el que 1000DEAD te vuelan la cabeza y te hacen flipar.
A lo largo del disco destaca constantemente el sonido del bajo, trazando sus propias melodías paralelas al contundente sonido de la guitarra. En concreto me encantan los arreglos de Petros en “Stonework”, tema increíblemente cañero con breaks más melódicos, culminando con un solo bestial de bajo lleno de armonía.
Claramente un trabajo muy experimental el de los cretenses; capaz de dejar con la boca abierta. Todo un disco de vanguardia metálica; la calidad tanto compositiva como técnica aflora por los cuatro costados.
Lo que esta claro es que 1000DEAD tienen un sonido muy particular y con muchas influencias, lo que ha hecho de este debut un trabajo verdaderamente interesante y atractivo para amantes de la música extrema.

10/10
Pablo Vázquez (Necromance #40)

Rock Hard 39Staroveká Kréta dýcha svojou bohatou minulosťou a archeologickými nálezmi, ktoré sa musia otriasať pod divokou produkciou mladých metalových maniakov z malého prístavného mestečka Rethymno. Kapela vznikla v roku 2013 a v tomto roku sa dočkala vytúženého debutu, ktorý vydáva ukrajinské nezávislé vydavateľstvo Metal Scrap Records. Debutový album obsahuje presne tie klasické „detské choroby“ kapely, ktorá chce naň dostať všetko, čím je ovplyvnená, čo sa jej páči a čím sa chce stať. Hneď úvodná, thrashová skladba „Lying Through Teeth“ dokazuje, že kapela má rada klasický old school thrash metal typu kapiel ako OVERKILL, EXODUS, alebo DEATH ANGEL. Nasledujúca „Unveil Hatred“ pokračuje v rýchlom thrash nasadení s melodickými vsuvkami. Tretia skladba „Post-war Blues“ je kombináciou groovie riffov v kombinácii až s grindcore prvkami. V podstate každá skladba má nosnú thrash linku, ktorá je v skladbách obmieňaná s rôznymi metalovými štýlmi. Tomuto albumu určite nechýba odhodlanie a priamočiarosť. Asi najslabším ohnivkom je spev, ktorý je dosť monotónny a v melodickejších pasážach nevyvážený, až neistý. 1000 DEAD sú na začiatku a verím, že ďalšími albumami definujú jasnejšie svoj štýl.

2,5/5
FILIP GLOCKO (Rock Hard #39)

 

1000Dead is a technical metal band formed in Rethymno Greece. This self-titled debut is filled with brutal guitars and scorching, overdriven aggressive vocals (in a very good way). Unfortunately the singer has to (sporadically) share his “normal singing” voice, this awkward addition burns into a non-harmonic and insecure sounding got to have it. I must admit, it doesn’t affect the over-all fun 1000Dead has to offer. The band walks a paved way with lots of room for surprising influences. The thrash drive is a steady component within the songs of 1000Dead, a great dish! The instruments are being put to use in every possible way. Blast beats morph into blunt stoner riffs, ‘Post-war Blues’ is the lively proof. Strong debut from Greece. I’s difficult to pinpoint the direct influences, so this one is for the explorers.

73/100
Erik M. (http://www.lordsofmetal.nl)

1000Dead is a metal band from Rethymno (Crete, Greece). This is my first encounter with this hard-hitting trio, as it is a relatively new band (formed in 2013). Within their first year, the trio had released a 3-song Promo 2014 which quickly drew favorable reactions and attention from both fans and the media.
Thus, prior to listening to their 11-tracker self-titled debut, I had no idea what to expect. At first, I thought we are dealing here with some doom/sludge band. So, when the first tone of the opening “Lying Through Teeth” was unleashed I was pleasantly surprised. This particular track is best recognizable for its fierce growls from band’s guitarist/vocalist Nikos Marinakis.
“Unveil Hatred” is the following song, being a bit more melodic and varied than its predecessor. “Post-War Blues” hits next with spicy opening hook, angry vocals, inventive grooves and stabbing riffs.
“Bring a Knife to a Gunfight” is, despite of its silly title, probably my favorite track off the record. It is both brutal, groovy and melodic; a song where bass lines are truly impressive. One can even say that this track epitomises the whole album, blending recognizable sounds and inventions with some unexpected alternative/avant-garde/progressive touches.
“Noise/Pain” is the next song, following in the same path as its predecessor with some wicked hooks and engaging grooves. “This Day We Fight” is another ‘back to roots’ track, being extremely aggressive, with toxic grooves and adventours atmosphere.
“Unplug Me” is a quite different and diverse song, as its title suggests. Luckily, the band soon after delivered some ravage and extreme rage with the following “The Oppressor Syndrome”. Apart from being brutal, this song is also addictive, enjoyable and captivating.
“Stonework” and “Cross Section” are two ordinary 1000Dead’ songs being tight, intense and uncompromising. The album closes with equally intense and almost punkish track “Dignity… A Dying Word”; another inventive, diverse and angry anthem.
Some of lyrics are straight outbursts of anger and hate and other tend to become more personally that dealing with our own fears. Production is good and clean, without being over-polished and too organic.
Apart from being extremely heavy I still find it hard to describe their sound. I suppose you can call it some sort of thrash metal, but also some death, hardcore, grind and alternative metal can be heard too.
Those 11 tracks are like an assault on all your senses always challenging, uncompromising and demanding, yet brutal. 1000Dead is definitely an unique and powerful statement from this Greek band. It is an impressive starter for this upcoming band, and the future looks just bright.
Recommended for fans of: Hatebreed, Lamb of God, and The Dillinger Escape Plan!

Bato (http://www.metal-revolution.com)

You know there is something happening and worth keeping a close ear on when a record keeps drawing you back and back. The self-titled debut album from Greek metallers 1000Dead is one such proposition. An uncompromising fury of thrash driven multi-flavoured metal, the eleven track assault on the senses constantly grips attention across its growling mass of highly satisfying enterprise. It is a mix of the familiar and of the freshly imaginative and as we have found an encounter easy to get a firm appetite for.
Formed in 2013, 1000Dead hails from Rethymno, Greece. Within their first year, the trio had released a 3-song promo (Promo 2014) which quickly drew favourable reactions and attention. Live the band has also drawn plaudits, sharing stages with the likes of Sabaton, Flotsam & Jetsam, Ravencult, and Wolfheart many others over time with the past months of 2016 seeing the creation of the band’s first album.
Mixed and mastered by John Leledakis, the album opens up with Lying Through Teeth and a fiercely irritable growl from guitarist/vocalist Nick Marinakis. Within a breath, the song is rampaging through ears, thrash bred riffs and thumping beats as merciless as they are inviting with the bass of Peter Leledakis an ear pleasing twang fuelled groan. The deeper into the song it takes the listener the broader its weave of sound and array of hooks and spicy grooves, that initial tempest of sound still the driving force with the addictively nagging beats of drummer Alex Mouratidis steering the rage as Marinakis grouchily bellows.
The following Unveil Hatred is just as formidable and quickly compelling, though it is swifter into its melodic variety than its predecessor. Its heart is still predatory though, and surges with relentless venom throughout. A sudden drop into a creative maze of unexpected avant-garde imagination is delicious but too short and sadly not repeated while a slower atmospherically hued passage is a less satisfying detour but does little to reduce the enjoyment of the predominantly savage track.
Post-war Blues comes next, starting in the distance with a spicy hook which only sounds more flavoursome full in the ear, providing the seed for even spicier inventive grooves and stabbing riffs. Vocals again angrily sear air and ears; Marinakis’s dirty tones a pleasing contrast but equally pleasing conspirator to the emerging adventure of flavours and styles blossoming within the song. From heavy and classic metal to thrash and death animosity, the track’s textures are a fluid kaleidoscope which works really well.
The torrential assault and vicious riffery of the outstanding Bring a Knife to a Gunfight is next, its unrelenting attack littered and interrupted by scything grooves and melodic suggestiveness respectively with the rhythms of Mouratidis and the belligerent tone of the bass pure magnetism to match the imaginative tapestry woven by Marinakis’ guitar. The song epitomises the album, blending recognisable sounds and invention with a unique touch in all of the band’s clean vocals and progressive/alternative metal spiced endeavour.
The track’s gripping creative drama and bold adventure continues through the surging tempest of Noise-pain, the song employing many of the same ideas found in its predecessor within its own choleric design, scything grooves and wicked hooks a joyful proposal throughout. It provides another impressive peak in the album being matched in success and sonic prickliness by This Day We Fight. Again raw aggression and bad tempered attitude colludes with unpredictable twists and enjoyably toxic grooves to grip and feed the imagination. It is a fractious affair which only increases the draw of the album, a reward increasing song by song as each track sees band and release growing in imagination and adventure.
The initially milder climate of Unplug Me is a great coaxing into a waiting aggressive wail though the song as a whole has a more restrained rage which allows further imaginative explorations to be shared by 1000Dead before the bearish heart of their sound is back to ravage and rage within the enjoyably quarrelsome and rhythmically captivating landscape of The Oppressor Syndrome.
Through the cantankerously intrusive and creatively eventful Stonework and the senses scarring onslaught of the seriously brief Cross Section, band and album tighten their hold on before closing off with the uncompromising intensity and punkish contentiousness of Dignity… A Dying Word, one final twist of diversity in the 1000Dead sound and invention.
It is a great end to a powerful and striking introduction to 1000Dead; an impressive starter for the band to become even bolder and unique from. Looking for a label to unleash the album with, watch out for 1000Dead savaging your ears and souls very soon.

Pete (https://ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com)

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