Dealey Plaza is the result of the music of King Conquer and Molotov Solution, mixed with the freedom fighting spirit of Rage Against the Machine.Their take it to the streets brand of deathcore is showcased boldly in their new album, The Masonic Diaries. The album begins with an eerie warning of mankind’s tendency to out think itself as a race, set to the soundtrack of bullets whizzing by, right before it crewcabanger’s head first into the next track.
The Masonic Diaries is highlighted by the trio of tracks, “The Eye,” “Eight Forty Six,” and “Disarm,” each of which brings the weary listener down another dark level into the heavier and heavier depths of rips, blast beats, and breakdowns. “Eight Forty Six” features a beefy vocal cameo from Dan Watson of Infant Annihilator.
Overall the Masonic Diaries captures in deathcore form, the shear brutality that must have taken place on that day in 1963. If they don’t use the footage of the JFK assassination in EVERY music video they make from here on out, that’ll be my only disappointment. Overall the album stands as a very strong major debut for Dealey Plaza. They have a lot of potential for sure. Should they continue to perform this strongly, I’d bet that someday they’ll be able to say The Masonic Diaries was their Somatic Defilement
Key Tracks: Eight Forty Six, The Reign, Disarm