Over their previous Lifeforce offerings Earth.Revolt (2005), Wolves (2007) and Manifesto (2008), Deadlock have accentuated the signature of their metal-sound in between beauty and darkness with increasing relevance. No wonder the German metallers were chosen to support Lacuna Coil, All That Remains, Sonic Syndicate, Dark Tranquillity, Caliban and Heaven Shall Burn within the past two years.
Produced by guitarist Sebastian Reichl, Deadlock's fifth album, Bizarro World, fascinates with courageous dramaturgy and passionate, dark atmospheres. The sextet found an extensive idea to work with and to challenge creativity. The sound of Deadlock is best known for being a combination of opposed elements such as sharp guitar-assaults, pop- and dance-quotations, orchestral profundity, gruffly growls and beautiful clean vocals.
On their new album the band improves on what they already did so well and offers a wider and self-assured view on symphonic, yet brutal metal based on a progressive approach. Bizarro World somehow sounds perfect - contrary to the concept of a world stigmatizing perfection.