Death metal is an ugly, ugly genre. But that's what made it a shining metal subgenre in the 90s, and an everlasting style that still draws hordes of metalheads to a show.
Stomach-churning growled vocals are front and centre with earth-shattering guitars and liberal blast beats — a fairly common take on death metal by most modern bands. But for German quartet Defeated Sanity, they kick it up a notch with technically demanding compositions, paired with the nastiest vocals you'd ever hear — right up there with Pissgrave (highly NSFW cover) and Portal.
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The band performed at Decline on Wednesday (17/3) alongside Singaporean death metal band Asilent, thrash metallers Bloodtox and harsh noise/powerviolence group B.C.
After ringing ears and sore necks, here's what happened that night.
Special thanks to Street Noise Productions for the invitation.