The Dead Seeds–Metal Rising in Chicago

You know what Chicago needs more of? Home-grown metal. Enter The Dead Seeds, and you can see them at House of Blues this Sunday, September 4.

Lead singer Daniel Huerta’s high pitch vocals immediately make you think of the golden era of rock/metal. Think Judas Priest. Carter Scofield knows how to rip it up on lead guitar, while Solomon Kimrey on bass and Griffin Shaw on drums round out a tight crew with big-game chops. This is a sound we’re very pleased to hear in town. And it this rate–they are young–they are going to go places far beyond the Windy City.

But if you’re thinking it’s all just noise, you’d be mistaken. There’s some interesting depth to The Dead Seeds that you can hear in their latest EP, Hereafter. In the title track, “Hereafter”, you can almost hear a little Clash with some of those catchy, riffy guitar licks. Then, “Firestorm” heads back into the metal territory we all crave.

Have a listen, below, or on The Dead Seeds bandcamp page. And get to House of Blues on Sunday. It’s a long weekend—you can headbang all night long.