Concert review: DED breathes new life into nu-metal
Tempe, Arizona’s DED breathed new life into nu-metal at Jub-Jub’s Thirst Parlor in Reno.
The show started with Fate Awaits. A four-piece local group that’s combined ages of members are probably younger than me. Their youngest member is a 12-year-old guitarist who’s 7-string guitar is as big as himself.
All cute comparisons aside, they are great. They have the sound and stage presence of pros. They covered System Of A Down, which is no simple task.
Someone I guessed was a band-mom yelled “We love you, Scotty!” during a drum solo. These kids mean business.
Hate To Share played next and had the difficult job of following children. Things changed abruptly – choruses suddenly included f-bombs and fog machines were exchanged for vape pens. They combined touches of Slayer, The Misfits and Suicidal Tendencies.
DED’s set was a continuous mosh-pit. I sure hope the small children playing “Ring Around the Rosie” evacuated in enough time.
The crowd waited with bated breath between songs. DED combines metalcore with a little rap. I sensed some Fred Durst influence. I checked their wiki, and the chocolate starfish himself directed some of their videos.
They played Reno on a small break from their tour. They thanked the crowd continuously for supporting and being awesome.
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Photographer and journalist Tony Contini graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in art photography. He loves working with bands and telling stories. Photography portfolio: https://www.TonyContini.com
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