Review Summary: While slightly generic, it's a fun ride from start to finish.
Disfigured Elegance was a five-piece deathcore band hailing from Canada. Releasing only an EP and one full-length, their run was short-lived. However a few members, including late-vocalist Mathieu Paquette, went on to form Beheading of a King, and released the highly talked about album "Quasar: Preserving Legacy".
"The Last Disease" is just as equal in it's own right - it still features the same solid vocals, decent drum fills, and catchy guitar-work. Featuring twelve tracks and clocking in at 41 minutes, it's an impressive full-length debut from such a young group of musicians.
While this album doesn't break any new ground, it sure as hell shakes the foundation of what's left. Mathieu Paquette's vocals command your attention, while Patrice and Pierre back him up with some very interesting ideas on guitar. Cedrik doesn't do anything extraordinary throughout the record, but he holds his own enough to show he is a skilled and competent drummer.
Lyrically the album ranges from topics such as Armageddon, to humanity's issues, to personal responsibility. For being such a young band, the lyrics are well-written and cohesive to the music.
So what is holding this album back? Well just how generic it is. You'll find the monotonous breakdowns that should have been replaced with melody, and you'll find the song structure that's pretty common for most deathcore records. However, Disfigured Elegance had found a method that worked for them as a whole, and sometimes that's what writing music is all about.
This Is My Promise
Winds of Desolation