DEFECTO – Duality – Review english
DEFECTO – Heavy Metal and more…
will await us from Denmark on 2020-10-23. DEFECTO (Facebook) will be delivering hot music with their new longplayer „Duality. In Denmark they have been a very popular band for a long time, but they have also attracted a lot of attention internationally. There’s no other way to explain the more than 5 million streams on the portals and 50,000 monthly listeners. DEFECTO have received good reviews all over the world. Also here at ‚metal-heads.de‘ they have been a hot potato for quite some time. Let’s see if the new album is also worth hearing.
In 2017, they were – listen and be amazed – on tour in Denmark as support for METALLICA at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. There is even a great video of the live performance. Have fun with it:
Let’s face it… This was a really cool performance! The men took a hot ride there. Again a band on my list, which I would like to see live. Let us hope that this damn corona virus will finally be eliminated.
Fun and joy
you can feel the guys with every chord and every note. Not only the live video is a good example of this. Also the music videos, with which one is put in the mood for the new album, show a very good-mooded troupe, with which also the humour does not come too short. The first release is the single „Rise“. Many men will surely recognize themselves in the video. I am convinced of that! A video made by men for men (Sorry for the ladies). The quick song has an amazing spirit and already here the excellent voice of the singer Nicklas strikes me. The guy rocks the hut.
You can rock the house…
„All For You“ puts the Rockabilly card on the table and pushes forward so funny and powerful that it sweeps me along. One of the hottest rock songs I’ve heard in a while. This is pure party. Also here the video is absolutely worth seeing and will make you freak out.
The song „Untamed“ is equally a groove grenade that sweeps everyone off their seats and makes them swing! Especially the use of wind instruments is really impressive.
But there is another way….
With the two singles presented above, they have done something for the good mood scale. But the boys can do completely different things. It is quite remarkable what the boys conjure up from the surprise box. They use many different elements without losing their own characteristics. The songwriting is as varied as it is high-quality. Not only instrumentally they are very flexible, but also the singer Nicklas has an enormous range to offer. Nicklas has an awesome rock voice, suddenly he also shoots out some growls or shouts or shines with soulful clean vocals. What more do you want?
„The Uninvited“ will give you a taste of that right away. A hammer track that rocked me completely and has a much harder touch than the material shown above. But not only that… it’s a quite progressive song that doesn’t shy away from symphonic elements. I think it’s simply cool when Nicklas reveals all his vocal qualities. Especially the violent outbursts I like damn well.
And I do not only want to rave about the singer. When I listen to the guitar solos, my hair stands on end with enthusiasm. Frederik Møller elicits the hottest chords from the guitar and is not exactly squeamish about it. All the others are in no way inferior to their mates. The bass as well as the drummer give full throttle and drive the songs forward in an excellent way. Everything absolute top class!
Gentle wash cycle…
is presented by the two ballads „Paradigm Of Deceit“ and „Don’t Say Goodbye“. Beautiful songs, which mainly live from Nicklas brilliant voice. But they don’t knock me off my feet as much as other songs on the album. Speaking of the gentle wash cycle….
For me, „Washed Away“ is the song of the album with which I personally can get the least pleasure. The song develops and is not badly composed, but it is simply too pop for me. It’s a typical radio song that could go up and down there and will certainly inspire many listeners.
Result – DEFECTO – Duality
DEFECTO do almost everything right. The range is enormous! The mixture between gripping heavy metal and rousing rock garnished with symphonic elements is a source of enthusiasm. They have succeeded in creating a great work that impressively proves the potential of the men. Despite some small personal criticisms, the album is mega hot and the band will go far in the future.
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