DERAIGN “Purity In Violence” /MCD/



The debut EP by Australian Thrash Metal band.
Coming from Queensland, the band was founded in 2012. Of course, they have many influences from different sources, like American old bands Metallica, Megadeth, Dark Angel, Exodus, etc, but definitely, they know what they want and add personality to the whole concept.
Actually, all tracks have high musical skills as everything tied by technical structures here and there, and it denotes good taste in Metallic spirit. Also, guitar riffs and solos are amazing and it seems like Steve Lievesley is a die-hard fan of Marty Friedman, Dimebag Darrell, Kirk Hammett, etc. The guitar work is really good and knows how to create old school atmospheres in solid rhythm guitar bases. 
The EP starts with a fast-paced song “Broken Trust” chugging along with a touch of Punk, reminiscent of similar age-old bands mostly from Crossover/Thrash genre, though Deraign isn’t technically Crossover. “Shellshocked (PTSD)” keeps the high tempo going, but brings in riffs that were unheard before and along with the fast paced drumbeats, makes the song chaotic. “Pit of Misery” is one of the intimidating songs due to sheer anthemic powerful effect the song creates. It sure has potential to be the trademark song of the band’s live setlist. “All is Lost” is a song that brings in new and innovative riffs, though not really anything that could get me excited. The EP ends with a 7 min song in the juicily named “Purity in Violence”, which starts of excellently in a regular Thrash sound. Very similar to the previous songs and still managing to offer something new and heavy, but half way through, the song turns into a total melody and is almost an instrumental from there - boys blast some sharp lead guitar solos besides the melodic guitar work and drum beats, before ending the song in a high tempo, heavy sound.
All in all, this is a good debut EP, very well balanced and with strong musical elements. It’s highly recommended for those who stay apart from newest Thrash Metal wave, but still enjoy the genre!!
Dead Center Productions, 2015 (DCP-05915D). Made in Ukraine. First press.


Tracklist:
1. Broken Trust 5:01
2. Shellshocked (PTSD) 2:44
3. All Is Lost 5:28
4. Pit Of Misery 4:12
5. Purity In Violence 7:54
Total playing time: 25:21 min.


Samples: https://deraign.bandcamp.com

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