“mastery of the essentials 7/10” – Metal Hammer
“Modern Metalcore, which qualitatively ranks directly at the top.
At the latest, when an ARCHITECTS commemorative “Blegh” is hurled at you in the first song, it’s clear that DEFOCUS are taking their lead from the grandees.“ – FUZE
“DEFOCUS deliver.” – metal. de
“DEFOCUS debuts with a fist in your face metalcore hammer.” – Bleeding 4 Metal
Germany’s metalcore quartet DEFOCUS announce the release of their debut album »In The Eye Of Death We Are All The Same«, out today, with focus track ‘In Our Heads‘!
»In The Eye Of Death We Are All The Same« is available to purchase as exclusive bundles at Impericon.
With their first ever release named »In The Eye Of Death We Are All The Same«, DEFOCUS enter the metal scene with a record full of heavy, low-tuned songs. A deep-dive into the world we are living in and how we are all affected by it, »In The Eye Of Death We Are All The Same« is a punishing album deserving of your attention.
Exceedingly low guitars and driving rhythms are paired with dark and ambient melodies, to create a melancholic atmosphere for their thrilling sound, offering the taste of what’s to come from the brilliant four-piece.
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing DEFOCUS recorded the tracks remotely from home, before they were mixed and mastered by ChristophWieczorek (ANNISOKAY) from SawdustRecordings, who truly captured their crushing and impulsive take on modern metalcore.
|“Collateral damage equated with martyr’s death|
Do you listen to yourself?
Scads of narrow-minded lunatics
Pathetically bound to deadly arms”
»In The Eye Of Death We Are All The Same« tracklisting:
1. Thought of a Vision
2. In Our Heads
3. Immerse Me
4. Common Grave
5. Tides (Interlude)
6. Diverge (Feat. Tom Brümmer)
7. Can You See Me?
Founded by SimonMüller, JeffreyUhlmann, JonasMahler and Marcel “Bambam” Heberling, the Aalen quartet spent time making music together before coming to light in early 2019, instantly proving their worth in the scene with their energetic live shows.
Faced with the global COVID-19 pandemic, DEFOCUS got to work on their material through countless extensive late-night online sessions, allowing every member to contribute their individual ideas and emotions.
“I remember that when we started to write all this material, everyone was on the same page from the beginning and we knew exactly which direction we wanted to go, but at the same time everyone took inspiration from different sources. Seeing all this material finally come together in the end makes me super happy, because the writing process and everything around it really defined who we are as a band and resulted in a pure milestone everyone in the band can 100% identify with.” – Jeffrey
Simon Müller | Vocals
Jeffrey Uhlmann | Guitar
Marcel “Bambam” Heberling | Bass
Jonas Mahler | Drums