Single Review: Deathroll – Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?

Deathroll is a Japanese solo black metal project, from singer/songwriter, musician and Iwaki native Kazuya Niitsuma. Today I will be reviewing his latest single ‘Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?’ which was released on March 18th 2022. 

‘Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?’ explodes forward heavy percussive beats, and hammering guitars blending together to create a truly phenomenal performance. Deathroll’s screaming vocals likewise really add to the overall effect. You feel the raw passion, intensity and energy behind every note and it’s really captivating. As someone who loves metal music and also used to perform in a metal group (briefly) I know how hard it can be on the voice but Deathroll really gives it their all, in a relentless and powerful delivery that just blows me away. I just came across the artist randomly and I’m so glad I did because this is an amazing, frenzied and superb track that I’ll be listening to again for sure. I’ve made a lot of comments about the voice, but I really have to comment on the instrumentals, everything is just done so well, so much energy and a perfect balance where it’s a very dynamic vibe but it’s not overwhelming, and each individual element gets a chance to shine. 

So that’s what I thought of Deathroll’s single ‘Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?’ and if you want to check that out for yourself then head on over to Spotify. While you’re at it, make sure and check out their website and don’t forget to support the band by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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