DEFORMITY - BELGIUM

Murder Within Sin - 1999 - Next Sentence
Superior - 2002 - Displeased


  
 
Members

S= Lookmulle - CHRISTOPHER D. WOLFF
G= Congress>>MICHAEL - GAZE
B= CHRISTOPHER D. WOLFF
D= BOLLE DEMONIC



History

Belgium's Deformity came together in the summer of 1995 when four friends began jamming at Bolle's place. They were Bolle on drums, Christopher on bass, Lookmulle on the mike and Gaze on guitars. To fatten the sound they quickly recruited former Congress guitarist Michaël.
In 1996 they recorded a live demo in Dadizele which went on to sell about 250 copies. In the spring of 1997 Deformity is offered a record deal with Goodlife Recordings. Their first MCD Misanthrope is consequently released in June of the same year. The EP featured five songs with topics ranging from 5 serial killers to UFO's. 1998 brought about a tour of France and Switzerland and appearances on samplers like H8000-compilation and the Goodlife-compilation.
Having left Goodlife Recordings, the band entered the Studio in 1999 to record a full-length album entitled Murder Within Sin. The album is released by Next Sentence Records in Europe and by Blasphemour Recordings in the USA. A track called 33 appears on a Blasphemour compilation. In October 2000 Next Sentence Records is bust.
Come 2001 Lookmulle leaves Deformity due to throat problems and Christopher Wolff replaces him as the singer. The band signs with Displeased and releases Superior in June, 2002. The album is recorded at Rotterdam's Excess Studio (Sinister, Houwitser, etc.) by Hans Pieters.

Reviews

DEFORMITY - SUPERIOR - DISPLEASED
Superior, eh? Well, Deformity's second album rather fits the bill. Pure death metal to a fault, the four short-haired Belgians are occasionally quite impressive. They have a knack for unleashing short bursts of mayhem in an innovative and vicious way which belies their Sinister-meets-Cannibal Corpse music. The guitar sound, especially, helps the punchy crushing pieces with its Sinister-like sharp sound. What is definitely less successful is the regular voice interjected in the middle of the album. Ignoring that transgression, death metal should give Deformity a chance. These guys deliver.




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