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“Dead End Amelia had an EP reviewed by us last May, and I was highly impressed with what I heard. Now we have their debut full length album, and this is highly impressive stuff from this California band fronted by Krista Lee. I was rather eager to hear this, and opener 'Impossible' has tons of crossover potential, and confirmed to me upon listening to this one track, how this band has come of age. A fairly laid back way to start the record actually, but it works amazingly well and this track alone deserves to be a smash hit - radio stations take note! 'Wasted Light' ups the tempo and takes on more of a Paramore type vibe, while 'So We' slows the pace again, another dynamic number, great vocals from Krista and indeed, it is this type of Pop/Rock path that the band adopts on this release - totally awesome! 'Better Of This Way' is a killer tune that also screams radio station airplay while the track 'You're Not Alone' offers up 6+ minutes of laid back rock music - Krista's vocals nail this”
“The newest EP of this dynamic band is one that fascinates the mind and delights the ears! From start to finish the band places you in enchantment as you listen to a wide variety of sounds that come together perfectly. They don’t fit into any genre tag as they incorporate melodic rock, pop, metal and even a small bit of industrial into their music. It is that combination that makes Dead End Amelia a band that owns its own inimitable sound and genre.. . . ”
“If you're an old-school Deftones fan you may want to check out Dead End Amelia's take on the Change (In the House of Flies), which is streaming on Soundcloud. The Californian band's take on the song features female vocals courtesy of frontwoman Krista Lee, who has an interesting take on Chino Moreno's tortured vocal performance”
“DEAD END AMELIA..'THE POINT OF NO RETURN' EP Here is a dose of Americana to wake up your soul by a band who hail from California. Fronted by Krista Lee, [modern rock] it is certainly modern with bucket loads of melody. I suppose we could call it 'Alternative Hard Rock' or indeed 'Art-Rock', but whatever, it is good. The trippy mid paced 'Satellite' kicks the cd off, and I suppose this track follows the 'Art-Rock' path. Bloomin' good actually! Next up 'Let Me Know' treads Paramore territory, while 'Beautiful Thing' slows it down slightly and to my ears is a sure single, screaming radio airplay in the process. 'Defmetiria' almost has an In This Moment feel to it, while 'Behold The Liar' is a catchy number. 'Fly' adopts the quiet verse/loud chorus formula, with closer 'Change (In The House Of Flies)' being an awesome Deftones cover. DEA (click here) is worth checking out for the Alternative Rock fan amongst us. Recommended..8.5/10 (Dave) ”
“It's no secret that I dig sharing some cool cover songs with all of you here at Kik Axe Music™, and tonight I have one that literally landed in my lap just a few hours ago. When our West Coast Operative Pam Koller told me that she was heading out to The Mountain Bar in Los Angeles' Chinatown District to check out a band called DEAD END AMELIA, I figured it was worth checking them out online from Kik Axe HQ in Illinois. Well, not only does the Studio City band have some solid originals, but they also do a cover of the DEFTONES classic Change (In the House of Flies) with female vocals. Hear the song below, then share your thoughts on the matter...”