Single Slam: Pop A Soda by The Dead Centuries

The Dead Centuries are back! Following on from their last album ‘Race Against Time’ the Ottawa three-piece return with a brand new single called ‘Pop A Soda. Due to be released on May 29th 2020.

The Dead Centuries are both futuristic and nostalgic. Composing and performing technically precise instrumental progressive metal, The Dead Centuries are rich in melody, compositional skills, and most importantly…they create superb music to listen to. This isn’t the sound of three musicians showing off skills, rather they serve their songs above all else. In a sense it is as if the three musicians that make up The Dead Centuries have become one mind in their own music.

Describing the track themselves:

Self produced and recorded, with Jacob Umansky of Intervals on bass and mixed/mastered by Anup Sastry (Jeff Loomis, Intervals, Monuments, Marty Friedman). Our intention behind this song was to bring a chipper, upbeat and summery vibe to the modern metal landscape, while maintaining a healthy dose of technicality to the instrumentation.

One of the nicest things about Pop A Soda is just how upbeat it sounds. The Dead Centuries delivering a track that is smart, progressive and so very catchy. All without a word spoken or sung. It might be my favourite thing they’ve done so far. It has got pace, it has got energy, it has got compelling rhythm and it challenges. Trying to pick apart every individual element will take time.

Time you’ll be more than glad to give to this track. The very moment it ends you’ll be hitting play again… and again… and again. It’s damn clever and that damn good.


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Pop A Soda by The Dead Centuries
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