Deformatory is a band that has the chops and knows how to use them to devastating effect and offers a maelstrom of maniacal death metal. Inversion Of The Unseen Horizon is the fifth release from Deformatory, adding to previous works, A Prelude Of… (2011); In The Wake Of Pestilence (2013); Malediction (2016); and Bilateral Carnage (Split with Blood Of Christ, 2018).
The concept album follows the story of a malevolent interdimensional entities that seek to enslave and consume all light from the universe. Lyrically and musically, Deformatory has gone to great lengths to ensure a brutal, captivating and cohesive work of art. The band shares their take on the overall experience they are trying to convey:
«For us, the artwork and concept of the album were just as important as the music and songwriting. Our hope is that every audio and visual release that is connected to this album helps the listener dive deeper into the totality of our creation».
Deformatory shares their hopes for the album’s reception:
«We hope it gets received the way we receive it when playing it. We have tons of fun jamming the songs and it automatically causes our heads to bang. It’s a heavy and jam-packed album that has a little bit of everything wrapped in brutal death metal packaging. Our hope is that fans of all extreme metal spectrums will find at least one thing in it to enjoy».
Deformatory has a high level of chemistry when it comes to writing, on this album, there are some songs that were written in just an hour or two because we were in the pocket and everything flowed the way it should. According to the band, they don’t put a lot of thought into the writing, nor do they concern themselves with the theory behind it. If it sounds good to them and makes them want to demolish the room, then it’s a keeper. FFO Hate Eternal, Cryptopsy, and Morbid Angel.
In The Embervoid Where Dead Stars Reign
Beyond The Abhorrence
Impaled Upon The Carrionspire ft. Jon Levasseur (ex-Cryptopsy)
Summoning The Cosmic Devourer
Chapter I – INCEPTION: THE CYRU’XILEAN NEXUS
1. Within The Astral Abscess (5:20)
2. Behold, The Apex of Decay (4:36)
3. Enginieering The Wvrmhorde (4:39)
Chapter II – INCURSION: THE PROTOTYPAL ESCHATON
4. Summoning The Cosmic Devourer (7:13)
5. Masticated By An Infinite Shadow (4:30)
6. In The Embervoid Where Dead Stars Reign (3:52)
Chapter III – INVERSION: THE HORIZONTAL REFLECTION
7. Deciphering The Archetype (3:53)
8. Impaled Upon The Carrionspire (5:01) (Classical guitar and solos by Jon Levasseur (ex-Cryptopsy))
9. Beyond The Abhorrence (4:13)
Album Length: 43:21
Album Band Line Up:
Charlie Leduc – Guitars
Neil Grandy – Drums
Deformatory is a death metal band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Forming in 2010, they set out to create an extreme sound, fusing together classic influences (Cryptopsy, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, etc.) and their love for modern tech death. The result is a uniquely relentless blend of death metal that can only hail from the Northern hemisphere.
Deformatory independently released their full-length debut, In The Wake of Pestilence, in December of 2013. This pummeling 9-track debut has been exceptionally well-received by fans worldwide, and has been cited as «being an outstanding and monstrous debut album. Essential». (Frank Rini – AllAboutTheRock, ex: Internal Bleeding), and “flawless in every way” (TheBloodShed).
Having shared the stage with bands like Cryptopsy, Napalm Death, Obscura, Beyond Creation, Gorod, Archspire, and Fuck The Facts, Deformatory is more than comfortable delivering their crushing brand of extreme metal to live, screaming, and sweaty audiences.
The band’s sophomore release, Malediction, was released worldwide via CDN Records in 2016, with additional singles Once Upon The Cross (Deicide cover), and Myiasis both in 2018. Since then, Deformatory has been developing their 3rd full-length album entitled Inversion Of The Unseen Horizon, which they plan to unveil in the Fall of 2021 as an independent release.