Dead Heat – “Endless Torment”

Oxnard thrashers Dead Heat are masters of heavy breakneck riffage, and they’ve been glorious lights on the hardcore scene for the past half-decade. Two years ago, the band released their album World At War, and it absolutely ruled. This summer, they’ll follow it up with a new EP called Endless Torment. They’ve just shared the EP’s title track, and it whips ass.

“Endless Torment” is a full-on ’80s-style skate-metal ripper, with an evil cinematic opening and towering machine-gun riffs. I love the guttural “bluuuuh” on the intro, and I love the way the breakdown really pushes the track into violent-overdrive valhalla. This is some real headbanger music. Below, listen to “Endless Torment” and check out the EP’s tracklist.

01 “Endless Torment”
02 “Smite Thee”
03 “Eyes Of The Real”
04 “Tears Of The Wolf”
05 “Hard Reset”

The Endless Torment EP is out 7/28 on Triple B/Tankcrimes.