Live Review: The Defiled [Rios, Leeds] October 22, 2009

By Editor
By October 24, 2009 October 30th, 2016 Live

Tonight’s show is epic. Not in a great way though, we mean epic in a very bad way. We make the journey to Leeds and there are five bands…four of them are terrible, it’s just fortunate that the one band we can enjoyed is the one we came to review…The Defiled.


Indeed, in this sea of growly-metalcore mediocrity (including headliners Ted Maul) London’s electro-metallers The Defiled shine through as the only band that put on any kind of show, and indeed the only act we can really understand. Their set consists of some substantial tunes from the forthcoming EP ‘1888’ including the blistering title track and the furious Industrial-edge of ‘Ressurectionists’ – think for a moment about the possibility of having the melodic hard-hitting nature of Bullet For My Valentine’s best work stirred in to a melting pot with American Head Charge’s brutal energy and blatant ferocity and you’re only half way there.

This fresh five-piece and their varied influences have all the tools to succeed and thrive above and beyond tonight’s acts and the current alternative dirge. The Defiled’s crossover appeal is instantly accessible to fans of everything from Marilyn Manson to The Misfits via Static-X and you will be lucky to come out of one of their live shows without your ears ringing and limbs aching – we all know that’s a good thing.


For more information visit the band’s official MySpace.

Check out our interview here.

Whet your appetite for a live show by checking out this live video:

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