Sunday, October 3, 2010
The past Saturday night Defamer played here in Townsville at The Exchange Hotel and i happened to see them along with two support acts which were local bands from here (Shiftlock and Ghosts On Japan or something). Firstly, Ghosts played and they were generic deathcore that sounded like a bad mix of Suicide Silence and Bring Me The Horizon, but worse. Shiftlock are a somewhat better band and played a rather good set, they are a thrashy, groovy band with some rock influences. It is rather hard to pin them down to a genre, but they are a rather good band.
Then the main act from Brisbane, Defamer came on. They absolutely slayed the set, played most of their stuff from their only album and a couple others from other releases. They play a brutal brand of death metal, but it isn't brutal as in a generic band with the same grooving riff and overly guttural vocals. A nice review can be found: Here, a good site if you wanna look up metal albums.