|Review: Deformity - When Tomorrow Comes|
|When Tomorrow Comes|
Label: Thrash Massacre Records
Year released: 2012
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: July 2, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:When Tomorrow Comes
Rated 3/5 (60%) (1 Vote)
This is the debut for Russian Thrash band Deformity. From the look of this I was expecting something more Death/Thrash, but this is not deathy in the slightest. If you have to pick one influence, it would be Justice-era Metallica. Deformity work a rather slow, crunchy sound with complex song structures and a lot of melody. The vocals are extremely reminiscent of James Hetfield from the old days, even down to tics of inflection, so it can only be intentional.
The riffing on this is solid, the recording is good, and the playing is pro. The drawbacks to this are largely the same ones I always had with Metallica's mid-period works: the songs are too studied and mid-paced, without much variation or drama, and thus they are more intellectual than is really good for them. The songs on this album are too loose and sprawling, and they never really come together as distinct compositions. If Deformity could tighten up their arrangements and come up with some real intensity, then we might have something. Right now they mostly sound like cover band.
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