Friday, February 23, 2024

DEFECTO seamlessly blend beautiful melodic parts with the more aggressive elements

DEFECTO Fast-paced, hard-hitting, anthemic and in some ways, slightly haunting are all ways to describe Defecto’s new album, Nemesis Prime Collective. The Danish four-piece (a remarkable fact given the absolute wall of noise this album gives off) have produced something rather incredible here. As someone who is unfamiliar with this band, it was really a surprise at not only how quickly I was absorbed by this, but also just the sheer intensity with which Nemesis pummelled me into submission. Even tracks like ‘The Sacrificed‘ and ‘Ode to The Damned’, which slows things down drastically don’t feel out of place amongst the utter brutality. Tracks like ‘Ablaze’ and ‘Savage’ are perfect examples of what you can expect from this release, beautiful melodic parts blended seamlessly with the more aggressive elements.

Defecto seem to have perfected a blend of subgenres here, with each track often showcasing more than one, no easy feat, yet one that Defecto have achieved with such consummate expertise that nothing ever feels forced, or stale. Instead, the elements of southern rock, metalcore, doom metal and melodic rock all ebb and flow with an almost effortless ease you’re never questioning if something doesn’t work, just taken up in it all.

It was a real struggle to find anything resembling a fault with this, and to mention any would just seem nitpicky and negative for the sake it. It was a genuine treat for the entire 56-minute runtime and has me now watching Defecto more closely.

Stephen stanford
Stephen stanford
Freelance Journalist. Music reviewer. Quavers aficionado. Spent several years playing in bands and touring, and now enjoying discovering new music. Would achieve a lot more if it wasn`t for my Xbox.

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