Defiled - _Ugliness Revealed_
(Baphomet, 2001)
by: Aaron McKay (6 out of 10)
Over and over have I listened to _Ugliness Revealed_. I even made a list of things I found interesting about this record and things that I would have done differently. First off, coming from Tokyo, I was instantly drawn to the band. "Oh, something different", I thought. Getting into _Ugliness Revealed_, I delighted in this band's skillful use of atypical beats and "off rhythms". Very wicked indeed. Fitting intros to most songs are a huge plus and, of course, Defiled's speed is nothing if not a bonus. Lastly, having a previous history with Brian Griffin in 1997 bolstered my respect for this Japanese outfit instantly. The drawbacks, however few, have unfortunately largely counterbalanced my built-up esteem for Defiled. Other than the astute use of unique tempos, Defiled's material is same-y and too _Reborn in Chaos_-esque to be overwhelmingly original. Will I listen to Defiled often? No. Do I think they may have an impossibly bright future should they develop themselves further musically? Very definitely!

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(article published 5/13/2001)


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