EP Review: PRIVATE SUCKER – Dazzled Zombieland

PRIVATE SUCKER are a four piece, punk rock outfit based in Straubing, Germany made up of Tom on Guitar/Vocals, Pille on Guitar, Larissa on Bass and Timon on Drums. This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed the band, you can check that out here. Today, however, I will be reviewing their EP ‘Dazzled Zombieland’ which was released on June 18th 2021.

‘Peanutbutterbaby’ opens with a powerful guitar backed up by some precise percussion that builds until both kick off in a fiery, energy filled performance. The vocalist has a deep, heavy voice which works perfectly with the track, you don’t feel like he’s fighting the hard, thrashing instrumentals, instead they work in cooperation to create a really good track. I like that the band isn’t against having a little bit of fun either, and this opening number has a great vibe throughout. 

‘Dazzled Zombieland’ is the title track of the EP, and it continues the strong output from the group, it’s also a heavier track, not as fast paced off the bat, instead it builds and paces itself just a touch more, it blends in faster elements with slower ones to create a track with a really appealing counterpoint full of punch and intensity. I liked the vocal harmonies, and again I need to mention how well suited these hearty vocal contributions are to the song as a whole. I really liked the feel of this track, it really grips you and keeps your attention. 

‘Wake up Boys’ maintains the high energy, just blaring onto the scene, all drive and forward momentum, it really catches you unawares, and the vocal delivery especially in this track really syncs up, hammering you with sheer awesomeness. 

‘Badass’ slows things down just a touch, and captures some of the fun energy of the first track, but that doesn’t mean you should take this track lightly because it really works. I loved the soft building before things just picked up and went wild. Like a lot of these tracks, it is relentless, just a powerful representation of that chaotic energy that makes punk and indeed rock such an engaging genre of music. 

‘Hide and Seek’ is also a slower track to start off with, a more classic guitar riff opens us up, joined with a tight percussive undertone, as you feel the track pick up and build until it all merges in a superb, high tempo track that really gears us up for the final track on the album. 

‘Fuck You’ has a phenomenal guitar riff that really invigorates you as you let is wash over you. I love music that just makes you feel alive and ‘Fuck You’ with it’s collosal hammering drive is just such a track. It’s an amazing track to round off what has been an amazing EP. 

So that’s what I thought of PRIVATE SUCKER’s EP ‘Dazzled Zombieland’ and if you want to check that out for yourself then head on over to Spotify. Make sure and support the band by following them on Facebook and Instagram.

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