Death Valley High: Positive Euth

Inventors of the month’s new genre: doom pop.

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The lives of Death Valley High are one big musical Twister game, with limbs splayed across metal, punk, electro and the occasional bit of post-hardcore. And so they’ve treated themselves to a brand new genre of their own invention. Welcome to doom pop.

This ensures a wildly unpredictable experience, the tribal, Beautiful People-aping drums and Stone Sour heavy melodies of The Present staggering on from the unhinged, flailing meltdown of opener Bath Salt Party – a short, sharp shock of pinballing punk-rock tempo changes.

It’s speedy, weird and a little bit ridiculous, but then isn’t that just what rock’n’roll should be sometimes?

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.