Deafkids
Metaprogramação


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dewinged CONTRIBUTOR (53 Reviews)
April 1st, 2019 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Mescaline nightmares

There is a demon in all of us driving our spirits to the unknown, a devouring hunger that feeds on our darkest fantasies, and there is no way our inquisitive minds can resist its call. For many years, psychedelic music has tried to emulate the descent into the dark corners of the mind through the psychotropic experiences of those who fathered the boundless genre. In the 60s, the Beatles guided us through strawberry fields; that took forever. In the 70s, Black Sabbath showed us how to commune with Satan, while in the 80s we colonized space. The 90s came and everyone was tired of everything, so we embraced the new millennia, and suddenly we all just wanted to be healthy. But there are still those who relentlessly explore the chasms of insanity, maybe not in search of enlightenment, but just because they can't find their way back anymore.

Most of these bands nowadays end up in Neurot Recordings. The record label built and helmed by those gods of the occult that operate as Neurosis have become the sanctuary for many bands that defy rhyme and reason. Brazilian psycho-punk troopers Deafkids are one of their latest additions to the roster. Back in 2017, Steve Von Till succumbed to the trio's deranged mix of crust punk, industrial psychedelia and samba. Configuração do lamento was Deafkids' first contribution to the label's ever-growing catalog. It was the malformed spawn of Ministry and Sepultura, born out of noise rock and laid down to die out of thirst under the merciless Brazilian sun. Two years later, the band has traveled deeper and further into the realms of ritual madness, and Metaprogramação is what they have found.

Deafkids' latest release is impossible to measure. It is a vortex of distortion, tribal drums and echoed screams that occasionally take the shape of some sort of proto-punk in tracks like "Mente Bicameral", "Templo do Caos" and "Virus da Imagem do Ser", three of the most, if not the only accessible gateways into the trio's nefarious delirium. "Vox Dei" welcomes the brave with a voodoo chant that suggests them they are trespassing into accursed territory, and once "Alucinações de Comando" kicks in, there is just no turning back. Aural hallucinations parade during the album's forty minutes inexorably. Industrial hymns of corruption like "Pacto de Máscaras" embroil the flayed mind of the listener with extensive crust outbursts like "Raiz Negativa (Não-Vontade)", where the band members communicate each other in indecipherable codes of noise, synth destruction and unhinged drumming.

Metaprogramação is indeed one hell of a trip. I want to say that those familiar with Neurosis' early catalog and the label's roster will feel at home when experimenting the primal evil that Deafkids have summoned, but even those seasoned ears will doubt between laying back and taking it all in or resort to skipping. Some say the forbidden fruit tastes sweeter but when it comes to Deafkids the sweetest thing you are going to get is the terrible feel of having profaned frontiers you probably shouldn't have.



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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


15471 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sorry if something's off. I have a huge migraine and I'm feeling rather sick atm (album's not to blame!)



But yeah, this is a thing, jam here (if you dare): https://deafkidspunx.bandcamp.com/album/metaprograma-o

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


8889 Comments


Solid review my dude! I was wondering where you've been hiding. :]

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


15471 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Too much Sekiro my dear ;)

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


13599 Comments


"It was the malformed spawn of Ministry and Sepultura"
This does not sound like my jam lol, enjoyed reading though. Very much feeling those post-Sekiro review blues...

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Relinquished
April 1st 2019


39585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like how you zero in that half of the sentence johnny lol cmon. it'll be your jam.



props on getting this to the front page dewi

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


13599 Comments


Haha I'll defo give it a check when I have a chance - always happy to have my expectations shot down!

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


15471 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Mente Bicameral" was the track that hooked me to these folks Johnny so give it a go!



And thanks Wolfe. If Von Till says this is good, who am I to disagree.

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


2629 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nice review, you think i might dig this dewi?

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WatchItExplode
April 1st 2019


6544 Comments


I put this on while going to sleep last week and can whole heartedly agree with that summary

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


15471 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You of all people, Bloon. I am 90% sure you'll dig.

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


2629 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

dang, ill have to peep then

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


15471 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Report back, I love to hear post-experience thoughts on this. Better with headphones!

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2019


2629 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this is a strange one, ill give it that, kinda blended into the background for me tho. maybe ill give it another shot soon

TheFantasticDangler
April 2nd 2019


2014 Comments


Seeing these guys with Neurosis this August. Will have to check this out.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 2nd 2019


15471 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is an interesting opening act, nice. And happy for them too.

Pangea
April 3rd 2019


2945 Comments


great review. this looks cool

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 4th 2019


15471 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Tx Pangea, hope you dig it!

Taxt
April 10th 2019


1283 Comments


This sounds wild, gonna check for sure

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 11th 2019


15471 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They're playing Roadburn too, dammit! What am I doing in the office...

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 18th 2019


8283 Comments


Steve Von Till speaks in favor of the album in a full feature.

http://www.loudersound.com/features/neurosis-steve-von-till-guides-you-through-the-one-album-you-need-to-hear-this-year?fbclid=IwAR0tLx_fLFzx3TgWYhEJEBWjF9MClvhpNLctrI825janepBII8S-Rb_8Pag



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