Power of Metal.dk Review

The Deceived
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 18 August, 2014
Playing time: 35:00

This Dutch death metal band has been active since 2006 and with one demo and the debut album 'Suppressing All Who Refuse" this is their second one. Sonja Schuringa (guitars) and Jessica Otten (guitars) started the band and they are the only two members left after their debut performing on this album. With York Keijzer they've found the ideal singer for this death metal violence and ex God Dethroned members Michiel vd Plicht (drums) and Henri Sattler (bass) they complete the line-up on this album. Besides that there are two vocal guest appearances of Jason Keyser (Origin) and Tom Whitty (Dyscarnate).

With two ex- God Dethroned members in the line up you can almost guess what to expect and for the biggest part that is correct. Brutal old school death metal with grooves, slamming parts,  break downs, (and for a death metal band) catchy refrains and a portion of melody. The production is heavy and the music explodes out of your speakers. I think the band is at is best when they slow down a bit like in "The Basher" and the variable track "Dispossession", but if you like it full speed you probably have other favorite songs.

Not the most original band, but because of the very good musicianship and production a welcome band in the Dutch death metal world. With Metal Blade behind them there must be a good band to get on tour with to promote this "The Deceived".

01. Forced into Dismay
This is to All
No Absolution
The Basher
No Mercy for Cowards
The Deceived
Stonebreakers Rising
09. They Live, They Suffer, They Die
10. Rail of Death
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 14 August, 2014
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