Album: Demo 2013 [Cassette]
6. Glass Eyes
7. No One
NYC's Deformity are one of the hardest bands from that particular scene to describe. Granted, they've gone through a stylistic change or two in their 5+ years of being a band, but only in the past few years have they been the Deformity with whom most are familiar. While they certainly exist within the realm of "hardcore punk," I've heard them described as being a noisy hardcore band in the vein of Condominium, as being a spiritual continuation of early Articles of Faith, or even being a garage punk band. In the end, who cares, though? I've already spent too much time rambling about this non-issue and instead should be focusing on how awesome this demo of new material is!
Deformity's first 7" on Always Restrictions and La Vida Es Un Mus was a solid outing of ideas both new and old, but over the past year, as exhibited by their live shows, the band has grown quite a bit. Not only have they graduated high school [note: thirty seconds in, I believe I spot a member of Deformity], but their material is becoming more fresh and exciting as the months roll by. This new demo by Deformity is hands down their best release yet, both musically and recording-wise. My favorite tunes seem to be their more mid-paced ones, like "Itch" and "Glass Eyes," but it's all good, really.
According to the band, of all of their new material, the songs collected on this demo are the worst (!!!) songs, with the best songs going on an upcoming 7" that we will hopefully see by the end of the year. I can only imagine how good they are if these are the throwaways. Stay tuned, kiddies.
P.S. You're going to want to get ahold of this demo. You can't tell from the snippet of the artwork above, but the artwork is phenomenal on this one. For real life owners, only.