Deformity- Murder Within Sin
Deformity is a death metal and metalcore band from Belgium. This album came out in 1999 on Blasphemour Records. The album cover is sick and disgusting just like a classic death metal release should be. Deformity is so death metal sounding that it's not even funny. They are absolutely vile and brutal in the truest sense. But they do have some metalcore mixed into all the death metal chaos as well. This is what makes them truly awesome in my book. The singer lurches forward and releases growls and bellows from his mouth in a reptilian style. The vocalist is amazing because he uses so many vocal techniques including different styles of screaming and wailing. The drumming sounds so tight and it just sounds incredible. Here we have some classic metalcore sections that sound amazing. The guitars sound blazing fast and really hold all the chaos together. I really love how fast these guitars are because it brings this album to the next level of greatness. The singer is like a salt water crocodile growling and biting the hands and feet off of poachers. These poachers should have never messed with a death metal crocodile. I really love how raw the recording sounds yet it still sounds very professional at the same time. It has just the right amount of rawness for a record like this. The drummer is like a maniac with two machine guns in each hand who is going to murder all the death metal haters around. Oh he has found a crop of death metal haters at the local mall and with all guns blazing he kills them all. We have more incredible metalcore right here. The whole song "Stained Red" turned out to be a metalcore song. What a great song and I did promise you more of that here. The death metal is back again in full effect and you better brace yourself for the brutality. So why is this album so amazing? I don't believe this to be a deathcore record but rather two clearly defined genres of music. I believe this to be a death metal and a metalcore album. This is a clear distinction and it would sound very different if it was done any other way. Many deathcore releases can sound boring and formulaic but records like this can sound lively and refreshing. Even though this album is extremely heavy it's still entertaining to listen to. This album is deliberate and purposeful with it's sound so it has been all planned out. I have listened to death metal even longer than I have metalcore but I love both genres. This is a really special release to me because of how strong of a record this really is. I think that this album is classic and essential for fans of death metal and metalcore. Thanks.
For the past thirty years I have been listening to heavy music. I wanted to take my knowledge and my love for music and share it with my viewers.