North west boys Death Masks present us with a sound of evident maturity. With vocals and musical atmospherics that call to mind groups like Joy Division. This three track EP has been made available by EDiLS Recordings, who are supplying the band with a sizeable promotional push.
…and for good reason. What Death Masks offer is something rather different; a more measured sound tempered by music that is both soft and yet insistent. It’s almost as if they want to lull you into a false sense of security. ‘Stares’ is the standout track here. As its military beat and swirling organ dabs slide into something fuller and richer still, there’s an undeniable sense of a band who know how to straddle the fine between the heartfelt and the theatrical. With a few UK dates in the off and plans for participation in an EDiLS 2013 split release, it seems that Death Masks aren’t here to cover up, but instead to be revealed.
Death Masks can be downloaded for free HERE.