Rocksound call them “The saviours of UK alternative metal!” while Kerrang!! consider them “An explosive mangle of Manson stage craft and middle finger metal!”. When the media praise an artist unanimously, I’ve become suspicious and precocious.
Good to know: “We are not some American band who will write a love song just to appeal to teenagers” said vocalist Stitch D, and listen to their songs, this 5-piece London based metal band delivering some kind of aggressive, wicked metal, something which might be described as the collision of Murderdolls with Static-X, a deadly mixture of Nu and Groove Metal. Brit-Metal or not, they sounds more American-like than similar to Iron Maiden or Bullet for My Valentine and find a loud, powerful way to put their riffs and noises in the right place and afterward punch them right in your face.
So, kicking all my skepticism and prejudices considering everything labeled “metalcore” lately away, The Defiled – almost surprisingly – are absolutely worth to listen. Probably if Pantera would form today they might sound pretty close to what The Defiled deliver. Also Slipknot fans might find this album highly inflammable!!!
They released their full album “Grave Times” for free In January with Metal Hammer while the Deluxe version of the album plus a bonus disk, which included the 1888 ReWorks EPand 2 music videos, was released on 14th February 2011.
“Grave Times” have some brutal riffs which could be placed on any Sepultura album, The Defiled have the rawness explosion of Pantera, but also the subtle lyricism (“Final Sleep”) of Anselmo’s Pantera or Down, they incorporated the wicked industrial layers and textures of Marilyn Manson and the twisted grindings of Static-X, they combined the nervous energy of Slipknot with the strength and straightness of Murderdolls and the result is nothing but their own furious Metal, 100% The Defiled.
Brutal, but still melodic, catchy and bombastic, The Defiled it’s a killer machine set to explode. It’s gonna blow your head off.
Grave times? Great times!!!
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