The Sic(k) Defiled Syranic
The title of today’s contribution is a bit strange, but it fulfills its purpose to the effect that all featured bands are included. Concretely, these are The Defiled, Syranic and SIC. Genre technically speaking we’re stepping into the realm of Modern Metal. That may not mean a lot to you, but that’s pretty much the point: bit of Metalcore, pinch of Nu Metal, sniff of Thrash and truck loads full of Groove, all blended together in a powerful modern production.
The Defiled – Call to Arms
The Defiled is made up of five chaps from London, operating under a not very clean name and also nurturing a properly dirty look. The vocalist (in the center) reminds me of Marilyn Manson, and also the music shares a certain similarity with them. Added to that is the title of their debut album, Grave Times, which definitely isn’t the worst title for a Grufti band.
But The Defiled have got shit to do with all that and I’m sure they can’t be arsed either, because they describe themselves as Middle Finger Metal. And you don’t just get the middle finger, but rather the whole damn fist, straight in the face, when you incorrectly assess their style before watching the video to their song Call to Arms.
The Defiled hold house here on Facebook.
Syranic – Death Facility One
After a punch in the mouth, we’ll follow up with a bit of ass-kicking by a young German band called Syranic. They’ve just started a new chapter in their still short band history, as they recently switched vocalist. Once again it seems steady line-ups become ever rarer. Still, they’re still in the game and hopefully they’ll shortly release their debut record.
Until then we’ll have to make do with an EP carrying the title The Windscale Inception. We picked off a track from that EP: Death Facility One and then took the fuckin’ liberty to upload the song to YT so we could play it for you. It’s chugging, crunchy and groovy, as you’re about to find out.
Also Syranic operates its own Facebook page, which can be located here.
SIC – Flaming Halo
SIC is a band that formed on the Faroe Islands in 2002, where they now are one of the best. It’s tough for me to judge whether that’s true or not, as I’ve not yet been able to fully listen to either of their two releases, Pandemonium (2007) and Fighters They Bleed (2010). However, Flaming Halo, from their latest definitely manages to tickle my pleasure bone. Main cause is the thickly sounding, groovy roaring guitars, for which Jacob Hansen and Tue Madsen bare responsibility.
The totality sounds a bit like Mnemic and also moves in the same Neo-Thrash / Groove Metal direction. Clearly it’s the Danes again!
Like the others, you can find SIC on Facebook!