Defeated Sanity Passages Into Deformity
By: Death Metal Pauly
Starting off the New Year with Defeated Sanity’s latest offering, Passages Into Deformity, is like having “xmas” again right away; albeit, without all of the silly lights and time off of work. True gifts to the underground, Defeated Sanity have become known for their oppressively heavy riffs and unexpected, breakneck time changes.
Defeated Sanity’s last album, Chapters Of Repugnance was a total monster, inspiring some intense live shows across Europe and the U.S. in 2011. With this in mind, Passages Into Deformity has some big shoes to fill, and I’ve been eager to hear how the band would follow up such a great album.
Passages Into Deformity is comprised of nine tracks, all of which bring intensity and brutality to the forefront and unapologetically so. Defeated Sanity have been grinding away for a while now, and have definitely developed their own sound, but, this time around, there are hints and elements of a more traditional approach to the songwriting. Guitar solos scream out of the speakers in an almost Deicide-like fashion, and a killer piano outro to the song “Verses Of Deformity” screams early Gorguts. There are other moments on the album that are reminiscent of a simpler time in death metal, a time without all the wankery and the prominence of some of today’s more “lauded” acts.
All of the musicians deliver great performances. Of particular note is new singer, Chapters Of Repugnance
Chapters Of Repugnance Passages Into Deformity