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Defiled – Towards Inevitable Ruin

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 12th July 2016 by Paul Macmillan

Defiled
Towards Inevitable Ruin
Released July 8th 2016
Death metal
Released via Season Of Mist

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The second of a triple hit of death metal reviews for this writer this week, and for the second time, I am not really a fan of the production values. Towards Inevitable RuinDefiled’s fifth full-length – states flat out, from the beginning, that this is an album which is ‘not pretty, nor pretending and reduced to the bare bones. DEFILED are definitely making a statement of naked brutality.’  I understand that minimalist sound can be a characteristic with charms and appeal, but on this occasion, I really feel it has missed the mark.  It takes a bit of perseverance to see through it to the album underneath. That said, it is possible to get used to it after a couple of spins, once the initial impact has dissipated, and you know what to expect.

Musically speaking, it’s insane! Sporadic drums and twisted riffs, blasted out in an aural labyrinth bizarre. What more could you ask? In terms of technical listening challenges, TIR tramples In Crisis, delivers a sneaky uppercut to Ugliness Revealed in passing, and leaves Erupted Wrath’s crippled body in a road-side ditch. Divination is likely the closest song-writing match from their back-catalogue. Naturally, this turn-on-a-dime complexity comes, to some degree, at the expense of coherence, but to different listeners, this will have different pros and cons. Considering the band in question, you would expect more pros, but the mix/master is still a little distracting, which may harm the delivery on first contact.

Defiled have well and truly invaded grind territory on this one, steaming headlong into crust-punk influenced lunacy, and who knows, maybe it will pay off in the long run. The riffs are there, as is the indefatigable, essential energy. These are ingredients which have seen other albums rise above uncomfortable mixes to classic status in the past. After all, people still love …And Justice For All, right?

3.5/5

Paul Macmillan

 

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Martyr Defiled announce headline UK tour with Black Tongue

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 9th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following up on the recent release of their controversial new single Infidels, Martyr Defiled have announced a full UK tour with Black Tongue and Heritage which will take place in February 2014. Martyr Defiled have recently completed work on their forthcoming new album, due out in April 2014. Mixing will be handled by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan). Artwork, release date and title of record are set to be announced shortly.

Tour dates are as follow:

13 Feb    Lincoln – The Scene
14 Feb    Manchester – Sound Control
15 Feb    Newcastle – Think Tank
16 Feb    Glasgow – Audio
17 Feb    Edinburgh – Opium
18 Feb    Dundee  – Non Zero’s
19 Feb    Leeds – The Packhorse
20 Feb    Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
21 Feb    Preston – 53 Degrees
22 Feb    Bridlington – Basement
23 Feb    London – Boston Music Rooms
24 Feb    Derby – The Hairy Dog

Martyr Defiled online:

http://facebook.com/martyrdefiled

 

The Defiled added to Metal Hammer Hallowe’en Party

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 18th October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Fast-rising London industrial metallers The Defiled have been added to Hammer’s Halloween show on October 29th!

They join Huntress and headliners Black Spiders for what, they absolutely “guaran-fucking-tee”, will be the Halloween shindig of the year.

The Defiled are excited to be playing this show, front shouter Stitch comments: “We’re fucking delighted to be playing a Halloween show, in our home town, with our pals the Black Spiders and all for the mighty Metal Hammer! Tis gonna be sweet!”

Metal Hammer will be taking over the Islington O2 Academy on Monday, October 29th armed with some killer bands, some awesome DJ sets and cheap prices!

All proceeds will go to two awesome charities – Childline and Health Partnership Nepal – and with tickets coming in at just £3.50 and drinks of Kraken (with a mixer) and pints of Hobgoblin at recession-slaying prices of just £2.00and £1.50 respectively.

Tickets are available now here.