Deprevate – EP, by Ollie Thomas

Tracklisting:
1. Element of Truth
2. The Last Time
3. Your Paranoia
4. Open Your Eyes
5. Salvation

Review:
Deprevate have a hard hitting.melodically driven sound that is raw, powerful and infectious.
Combining elements of rock, thrash, and metal with refreshingly cleaner but aggressive and heartfelt vocal lines; Deprevate appeal to a wide audience.

Formed in late 2009, they spent 2010 gigging (including the Hard Rock Hell Road Trip to Ibiza sharing the bill with Skindred, Evile, Arthemis, Grand Magus and more), self-producing a music video, and promoting their 3 track demo. They are a young and exciting upcoming metal band and have recently gained industry support through endorsements with Blackstar Amplification, Dovetail Strings and Stageclix Wireless systems.

Following up from the band’s previous 3-track demo, available as a free download from their facebook page, this South London foursome toil at their trade; taking influences from metal and thrash and creating a new breed of radio-friendly metalcore.

Opening track “Element of Truth” sets the tone for the rest of the EP to follow. Jack’s melodic guitar lines coat over some relentlessly paced, aggressive riffing with pounding drums that are almost hypnotic lying underneath, creating a full and rich sound.

The first thing that hits you listening to it is the lack of unclean vocals you’d expect from a band in this vein of music; fear not however, it actually works. The vocals are still delivered with a punch, and definitely sound heartfelt, as well as being easily relatable to by almost all who listen to it in one way or another.

Using breakdowns that somehow manage not to sound clichéd (no mean feat, considering the total rinsing of them in the metalcore and post-hardcore heavy era of late!) and some catchy hooks that could have been written by Bullet for My Valentine; the big choruses ring out, and are perfect to have any crowd singing along to them.

A very well written and produced effort, it’s infectious and will win over any potential fans on the first listen. They could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some much bigger bands with a lot more experience. A great taster, and really whets the appetite for when Deprevate eventually hit the studio to produce a full length album.

You will definitely hear a lot more from these guys, a hard-working bunch who the labels will find it hard not to sign – a prime example of yet another bright star amongst British metal’s upcoming talent.

For fans of: Bullet for My Valentine, Fightstar, Funeral for a Friend, Exit State, Killswitch Engage, Lostprophets, My Chemical Romance, Glamour of the Kill, etc.

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