THE GREAT DECEIVER - LIFE IS WASTED ON THE LIVING CD (DEATHWISH)
The Great Deceiver is one of those bands that I look forward to hearing, especially new stuff considering their previous stuff appeared on the likes of Trustkill and Peaceville. If you've got the likes of Disfear, At The Gates etc in your cv, well then one can't not like you. 12 songs of solid, rhythmic and excellent songs. Hook laden industrial riffage is the order of the day, backed up with some deep, dark bellowed vocals and a heavy pumping sound that would make anyones heart burst with sure anticipation. Add to that some thundering metal licks and the intensity of hardcore and this is a pretty fantastic CD, the musicians confidently convey their darkest thoughts through their music. Their outlook and lyrics are pretty dark too. Take the likes of PRONG, HELMET, KILLING JOKE, FROM ASHES RISE, KYLSEA, SKITSYSTEM etc. A huge CD that will appeal to the crusties, metallers and punks out there.