Defeater - Defeater
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Based on 25 ratings
2019 Ratings: #119
May 10, 2019 / Release Date
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It’s not every day a rock record manages to strike a chord equally with me, the punk listener, and my partner, the prog metal guy, but Deafter’s self-titled project did that. What this means, I think, is that it balances its melodic and rhythmic foci, so that no matter what part of the song grabs your attention first, there’s something there to chew on. I like the vocal performances on the album, I love the drumming, and I love the relentless, energetic progression of the ... read more
Defeater's self-titled album has some great production and mixing from Will Yip, but I find some cuts on here to lack the same punch of bands like Touché Amoré or Loma Prieta. I'm not the biggest fan of the vocals either, but with a few more listens I reckon they might grow on me a bit.

Favourite Tracks:

The Worst of Fates
Stale Smoke
Dealer / Debtor

Least Favourite Tracks:

Mothers' Sons
All Roads

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Track List

  1. The Worst of Fates
  2. List & Heel
  3. Atheists in Foxholes
  4. Mothers' Sons
  5. Desperate
  6. All Roads
  7. Stale Smoke
  8. Dealer / Debtor
  9. No Guilt
  10. Hourglass
  11. No Man Born Evil
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Added on: March 7, 2019