Don’t Walk Dead was the 2nd album from METANOIA, following on from In Darkness Or In Light (1995). It was first released in 1998 on Rowe Productions, the label headed by Mortification frontman Steve Rowe.
Hailing from Queensland, Australia, this talented group was not your typical extreme metal band. They mixed a hefty dose of death metal with a smattering of black, thrash, classic, speed, punk and groove metal. Their innovative approach meant that they had their own unique sound, which was a breath of fresh air for metalheads in search of something different. It was a sort of groovy death metal – crushingly heavy riffs (à la Crimson Thorn or Cannibal Corpse) that were somehow also melodic and catchy. This is ultra-arranged metal – rhythm driven songs with cool riffs.
And then there are the vocals! Yowie’s low, low guttural growl is the deepest you’ll ever hear – it is truly unique. On this album he also introduces menacing black metal vocals. The contrast between his rumbling growl and black screech bring a new life to the Metanoia sound.
The 2020 Soundmass re-issue of Don’t Walk Dead has been remastered by Rob Colwell at Bombworks Sound and the package is completed with a new 12-page booklet.
First The Kingdom
Don’t Walk Dead
By His Word
Yowie’s Hilltop Adventure
Can You Feel It
Grave Beyond A Slave
Threshold Of The Annihilation
Kneeling Before Your Throne