Disfigured Elegance
The Last Disease


3.0
good

Review

by DotEight USER (7 Reviews)
April 5th, 2012 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

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.

Recommended Tracks:

This Is My Promise
The Foreigner
Winds of Desolation



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DotEight
April 4th 2012


5637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Slightly drunk, this album is hard to write for. There are some really fucking awesome parts, and some are just so ZZZ.

DotEight
April 4th 2012


5637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Beheading of a King is better, but this is still a fun album.

AfterTheBreakdown
April 4th 2012


7166 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

still a fun album.

Nikkolae
May 3rd 2012


4865 Comments


the little solo/lead on Winds of Desolation was pretty nice, average album still.

Digging: Giant - Song

DotEight
May 10th 2012


5637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I had to bump my rating up a bit. There are some fucking awesome moments on here.

"ALL EYES OF THIS WORLD SHALL WITNESS THIS MOMENT. AS I POINT MY FINGER OF DISGRACE, AS I ACCUSE! ALL
OF YOU SHALL SEE, MY WILL BE DONE!"

Spec
May 10th 2012


27269 Comments


SO FUCK YOU

000 00 000 000 0000 00 0 00 000 0 000

Digging: Midnight - No Mercy for Mayhem

DotEight
May 10th 2012


5637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I'm trying to learn those ascending hammer-ons to the breakdown in Winds of Desolation but it's hard as shit.

DotEight
May 31st 2012


5637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

The Foreigner rules by the way. Jesus Christ how awesome.

DotEight
November 9th 2012


5637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This album needs more discussion, meh.

MarkTheDead
February 20th 2013


665 Comments


It needed more discussion when it was released in 2010.

Digging: While She Sleeps - This Is The Six (Deluxe Edition)

DotNine
August 13th 2013


137 Comments


This is DEFINITELY not a 5.0.

And I completely forgot I reviewed this.

GmemberKills
February 10th 2014


1016 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

What this lacks instrumentally, Matt makes up for vocally. CAUSE I LOOK INTO YOUR EYESSSS. I SEEEE
NOTHINGGG!!! ERRRRRrr. lmao

Digging: A Slow Descent - A Slow Descent

DatBeefPudding
April 2nd 2014


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

matt makes this record phenomenal, like always.

RIP matt. my fav harsh vocalist.

Digging: Skyharbor - Guiding Lights

Spec
April 2nd 2014


27269 Comments


Oh so it was the same vocalist as beheading of a king.

DatBeefPudding
April 2nd 2014


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah, you can tell matt was in this band first because with BoaK his lows sound more developed.

i still absolutely love this album. i listen to it consistently, as with Quasar.

DatBeefPudding
April 2nd 2014


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wow... i haven't accidentally a double post in forever....

EDIT: i will also say that Dead Season is my fav song.

GmemberKills
April 2nd 2014


1016 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

My Fav harsh vocalist too man. His vocals definitely show a little more range on this compared to BoaK. While the instrumentation through this album can get quite similar after awhile, its just to fun.

The Basics, Farewell To Confidence, an Dead Season are my top 3 from this.

Gah, you totally got me wanting to jam some of this.

DatBeefPudding
April 3rd 2014


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i agree with you that on this matt sounds better, but the musicianship of BoaK really pushed me to 5 it, while this is only a 4.5.

objectively they aren't that good, but fuck me if i dont love the shit out of both of them.

i actually just received Quasar in the mail today... now i shall forever have it. i wish i could own THIS cd too

DotEight
November 17th 2014


5637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This band will always be better than BoaK

DatBeefPudding
November 17th 2014


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

idk, quasar is a really good EP. pretty much everything i love about metalcore is present.

that being said, this album is fucking phenomenal in it's own right



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