Defaced - Forging The Sanctuary review




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Band: Defaced
Album: Forging The Sanctuary
Release date: January 2015


01. Because I Despise
02. Antithesis
03. Rapture Through Bondage
04. Sower Of Discord
05. And With It Rose Satan
06. I, The State, Am The People
07. Forging The Sanctuary
08. Venomous Eden
09. Humanity's Lost Hope
10. You Get What You Deserve
11. End Of Torment


I almost always pick tank/demolition characters when I play. I am obsessed with giant robots and heavy machinery. I have a problem with heavy shit in general and I keep seeing that manifest itself in my taste in death metal just as well.

I basically gave it all away in the intro. Defaced are a Swiss deformation whose job is to make holes in stuff, period. I could go on with cheesy Switzerland-themed jokes but I can't be neutral - that's another one, sorry - when it comes to well-made modern death metal that resembles a less deranged Benighted, and a more varied Panzerchrist. As much as I don't mind my death metal to be stupidly brutal, these ladies actually display a good enough sense of dynamism and some intelligence in songwriting - even if they don't break any traditions either. Not too noodley, but just enough to deliver decent solos and catchy riffs, these guys excel in intro hooks so simple and catchy I almost feel guilty for liking them so much. Now that you're starting to get the picture, I'm sure you can already hear the dual vocals whence you are: Bo Summer-like super deep growls bordering on piggy squeals in the up-tempo passages, combined with black-metalish bitch shrieks.

Forging The Sanctuary being the second full length released by the disfigured quintet, it should be noted that every aspect of their music has been upgraded a notch: from the nice Dan Seagrave cover, to the now more precise production; from the level of violence to the general catchiness of the opus. All in all, Defaced just signed an unoriginal, but killer fifty minute piece that might make the pains in the ass elitists whine, but will amply satisfy most of us.

Get a large complimentary slice of Swiss putridity that will demolish your palate, right here.


Rating breakdown
Performance: 9
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 5
Production: 8


 



Written on 02.01.2015 by I like music.


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Comments: 3   Visited by: 34 users
06.01.2015 - 03:50
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Good album this. People need to get on it.
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16.01.2015 - 06:35
Susan
Smeghead
I just love this music and about peed during the awesome guitar solo in Antithesis. But damn I cannot stand those lower pitched death-y vocals. Not only that, but they're mixed so prominently I am having a hard time ignoring them and rocking out to the rest of the band. The screamy guy is doing just fine! Why'd they have to pair him up with someone's sub-par Cookie Monster boyfriend who got kicked out of his garage death metal band? Damn. What a waste of awesome.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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16.01.2015 - 11:57
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Susan on 16.01.2015 at 06:35

I just love this music and about peed during the awesome guitar solo in Antithesis. But damn I cannot stand those lower pitched death-y vocals. Not only that, but they're mixed so prominently I am having a hard time ignoring them and rocking out to the rest of the band. The screamy guy is doing just fine! Why'd they have to pair him up with someone's sub-par Cookie Monster boyfriend who got kicked out of his garage death metal band? Damn. What a waste of awesome.

Hahaha. Best description of these vocals I've read in a while. The thing is, I can completely understand why you hate that, they do sound ridiculous. But it's exactly the type of growls I love the most haha. I don't know, it's just that I like awful things . But this album is killer anyway.
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