IN DECEPTION. Bio.
In Deception are a post-hardcore outfit hailing from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia lining up Andrew Burnham at vocals, Nathan Spikin at guitar, Mitch Turner at guitar and vocals, Jordan Ley at drums, Matthew Paxton at bass.
In Deception launched in 2017 and have released their debut EP titled LORE in May 2018. This was recorded and produced by Beau McKee at Oaklands Productions.
LORE represents the official launch of this talented Melbourne quintet by showcasing five tracks spanning over post-hardcore and metalcore soundscapes in a brilliant formula between heaviness and catchiness and tip top production. This collection is truly depicting the output and sound In Deception wants to kick off their journey with.
In Deception have introduced themselves with live shows around Melbourne in 2017 sharing the stage with Dream On Dreamer, Deez Nuts, Foxblood, Nothing, Dregg, Arkive and many more.
LORE was launched at Heavy AF – Heavy music Festival in Collingwood and they will embark on their Australian tour later in 2018. Watch out for a show next to you.
IN DECEPTION. LORE EP.
Track by track review
In Deception start off their LORE EP with a heavy stomp with GG and since the beginning of the album the -core mark is very evident. This is the shortest track off the record and a one way ticket to this journey into In Deception’s heaviest side of the sound. A punchy drums pattern sets up the rhythmic frame with solid blast beats. They are combined with very thick and intense bass lines since the blasting beginning of the song. GG is a pummelling track on a pounding introduction. The song shows off double vocals hitting a prominent low range on the growls and on the other side some audacious semi spoken rapped gritty vocals which mix and merge well together keeping the fierceness on red levels.
Airborne is a different kind of beast. This is an introduction to the other side of In Deception: their transition into melodic. Opening up with a melancholic arpeggio, it soon bursts into post-hardcore exposure. In Deception are daring and exploring harmony and the blissful side of -core music here, which results as a wise combination of blistering hooks together with catchiness and driving melody. I am flattered by the full bodied and warm tone of the clean vocals having a true allure in delivering expressivity. The track revolves around prevailing clean and clear vocals transitioning effortlessly to harsh vocals on the mid-low range growl around the 2,48 minute mark.
O.P is the lead single which a video release has been also brought out thanks to producer Warwick Hughes of Sink Or Swim Productions. The track kicks in with a pulverizing guitar work and some hectic razor sharp riffing. Drums join the fretwork setting up the sped up pace of the intro. The pattern bounces on darting drums and chords conjuration speaking in metalcore tongues. It soon drops and picks the pace up soonafter. A few intersections with melodic backing vocals oxygenate the gnarling vocals sections and knock down the wall of sound the whole songwriting has put up. Here it also happens to find some rhythmical variation and some remarkable break downs to fully enjoy.
Watch the official video for In Deception – O.P:
Opening with no hint of hesitation is also next track on queue, Icarus . A frenzy pace allows the song to explode in flames since the beginning calling out to post-hardcore ears. The track will display some later variation pulling the brake into a catchy chorus and its crisp harmony. The chorus is so memorable and engaging it is leaning toward the anthemic version of a refrain arising sing along on the listener. I have absolutely loved the low range growls used here, rising to some mids and sinking again into the pit. I am a great fan of harsh vocals mastery. This is a rich and dynamic song hosting a variety of vocals on the harsh and clean side including some rapping hints and spoken vocals. At last but not least, Icarus showcases a fabulous guitar work especially on the spoken part. Stoking track.
Approaching the end of LORE EP is closing track Father. This is the track melting together heaviness and catchiness the best. Opening with an acoustic guitar and clean confidential singing, soon shares the stage with merciless harsh vocals and instrumental. Transition from ferocious sections to driving melody is liquid. Heartfelt and meaningful lyrics have been charged with harmony. I bet on sing along. This song is growing on the listener with urgency as for the catchy refrain being so memorable and amusing.
No other best way to close this small collection of tracks which carries away on the melodic sections and punches the listener on the face along its heaviest ones. And guess what? It leaves begging for more.
A full listen brings a sense of appreciation and total pleasure of having experienced a fluid formula heaviness-catchiness by In Deception. This debut EP leaves you longing for more music to be dropped in a full-length version. Will keep an eye out for In Deception outfit.
Suggested tracks: GG, O.P, Icarus
For all reviews and articles available on SICK AND SOUND for IN DECEPTION band please check out:
For all reviews and articles available on SICK AND SOUND for new albums, please check out:
For all interviews available on SICK AND SOUND please check out: