• Deformation "Self Titled" LP
Don't get me wrong, I love me some d-beat. I love the thought of a sea of studded and charged black leather clad miscreants casting forth fists in the air and raging against the system, etc. The problem I have is that so often people half-ass it, rather than taking the simplistic off-kilter drumming style the Buzzcocks (ahem) developed and injecting it with a sense of urgency and passion. It's become just a plodding, boring formula and I find myself staring into my mezcal just wondering where it all went wrong. Copenhagen's Deformation suffer not from this fate - everything is done right on this record. Blazing riffs, vocals splattered about with a sense of urgency, and drumming that just hammers home the point - all glazed in a vital ooze of distortion.