Saturday 9 February 2013


Birds of Pray cover art

Dead Ranch is a Sludge/Stoner/Punk/What The Fuckever Core Band from Winnipeg, Canada

The members are:

Steve Henderson-Bass/Vocals
Chad Alsop-Guitar/Vocals
Andre Cornejo-Guitar/Vocals
Ryley Devine-Drums

So folks what we have here is a hard-hitting Sludge/Stoner Metal band with a great punk vibe running through it's veins. They are another excellent band coming out of Canada making their mark in the realm of Sludge/Stoner Metal.

Their debut EP - Birds Of Prey - is a 5 song and 23 minute blast of in your face riffs that feel like your being hit with a hammer. If you are into Mastodon, Behold The Monolith, High On Fire and Baroness then you will find much to admire here.

First track - Pheramone - is a track that gets right down to business. Crushing and bruising riffs matched with    a barrage of brutal vocals to match. The 23 mins will leave you shaken and stirred as it has quite a ferocious vibe and atmosphere that make this band a great one to check out. They will definitely leave a lasting impression on you.

Other great tracks to check out are: Attack Of The Sky Creatures and the 7:01 minute epic - Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy. If you want fast and furious Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs then Dead Ranch is your band. As they deal  mostly in fast as fuck riffs that will easily take your breath away.

Production is excellent on this release. You can hear every note played loud and clear. So put your MP3 Player on. Crank up the volume and rock the fuck out to Dead Ranch as it's going to be a hell of a wild ride.

An excellent release from a great band to check out. You can download this now on BandCamp Pay Now Deal. Should do just for now before they start their recording their debut full length in the spring. These guys definitely have my attention and I will definitely be reviewing it when it comes out.

Highly Recommended.