Southampton 5 piece Deference may be new to the metal game but they have already been making waves. Their latest EP, False Awakening, is set for release at the end of March and is sure to help continue with their rise and give people a taste of what to expect in the future.
Revolving around the concept of a man-made apocalyptic world, exploring manipulation, loss and destruction, False Awakening is a 5 track EP that certainly packs a punch. Opening track, Scavengers, wastes no time in setting up the atmosphere for the EP. The short slow rise of guitars in the opening followed by the passionate vocals of lead singer Rob let you know exactly what the band are about. They are loud and ready to make their mark.
Insomnia is the longest track on the EP and one that really stands out. It is full of light and shade, both vocally and musically, and shows the band at their best. It is something which flows throughout the following tracks and shows just how ready the band are to start playing with the big boys of metal. They’ve got their sound and identity locked down.
The entirety of the EP is full rousing and atmospheric sounds and closing track Become Death Part 2, closes the short release from the band perfectly. The final few moments being instrumental only and fading to a close circle right back round to that opening slow rise of the guitar sounds.
Deference are ones to watch for sure.
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