Saturday 4 February 2017

DEMIDOG - I (EP Review)

Release date: July 2016. Label: Self Released. Format: CD

Demidog – I – Tracklisting

Scream & Shout

Band Members

Pete Haydon - Vocals
Jimmy E Moorby - Guitar
Tommy Hind - Drums
Jim Plumb - Bass


UK Hard Rock/Heavy Metal mob – Demidog – released their debut mini-album – I – last year and I was recently given the chance to listen it. Demidog are primarily a classic heavy metal combo and one that will appeal most to that fanbase. It seems Demidog grew up on a steady diet of classic 80s Heavy Metal bands.

The EP, sorry mini-album has some very good songs indeed with Water, Shatan and Regression being the main highlights. You can expect some thrash metal sounds from opening track – Water. Excellent guitar riffs with grizzled vocals from Pete. The production for a debut release is good but overall it sounds very choppy in places. Though it's a debut record. You're hear mainly for the music and Demidog impress throughout.

I used to love this kind of sound back in my younger days. As Demidog create music that is perfect moshpit material. Heavy and unforgiving with riffs you can't but help rocking out to. Their music isn't going to change the world but who cares as Demidog know who they are and they create a fine amount of noise.

If you're a fan of the old-school Hard Rock/Heavy Metal world. My advice, head-over to Demidog's Facebook page, give it a like and pay a few quid for a copy of their superb debut mini-album. Expect a barrage of non-stop heavy thrash based riffs.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe