3 Parts Dead
Mike Patton – Vocals/Bass
Mike “Fitz” Fitzback – Lead Guitar
Ramon Miquilena – Drums.
I’ve always had a slight issue with the lead singer of a band playing guitar. I feel one or the other is going to be sacrificed in the process. I believe the guitarist should concentrate only on looking cool while playing riffs that melt my face and the singer shouldn’t be worrying about hitting the breakdown coming up, he should be making his audience say holy shit how does he hit that note?!
I don’t know why, but playing the bass is different for me and ever since Kip Winger proved singers can play bass AND make you say holy shit I’ve been ok with that combination in a band. That all being said, Bassist/vocalist Mike Patton does an awesome job balancing between the two on 3 Parts Dead’s latest EP “Master” which was released Aug. 2nd.
Rising from the ashes of the band Pretty Little Suicide, Mike Patton, Mike Fitz, and Ramon Miquilena have proven to be a non-stop powerhouse, landing on prestigious festivals such as Rocklahoma and Farm Rock. 3PD seems to keep their schedule full and they are not afraid to travel where ever the music takes them.
Their latest venture, “Master” is a solid piece of work from top to bottom, and a real treat for those who are frustrated with the direction a lot of bands are going these days. This is just straight up, crank it up, dirty as it gets Rock n Roll right here!
Track 1: My Mistake
Again groovy and a bit more dirty, and technical than The Mirror. Fitz throws in some killer riffs in the verses of this song that really make this song extremely solid. This is probably my favorite song on the Ep.
Overall, this is a great EP and Pattons vocals are spot on! If you’re into pure, no sampling, raw rock n roll this is a must have for you collection.
Track 2: Summer of Sam
I can see this being a high energy song that will get the crowds jaw to drop and say…I think I’m staying to check these guys out! This song really highlights Ramons skills behind the kit.
Track 3: The mirror
Groovy and slick. Gonna have everyone in the crowd singing this hooky chorus by the end of the song guaranteed!
You can get it here:
Band Camp: http://3partsdead.bandcamp.com/