Review: Defiler – Nematocera



Inspired in part by a stint in jail, 19-year-old Defiler vocalist Jake Pelzl gives listeners remarkably deep growls with heavy lyrical content. But his band’s anger isn’t just in the words the group uses–it is in the musical foundation, with loads of chugs and breakdowns on Nematocera. As a result, the young Californian metal outfit’s sophomore record is much more crushing than debut Pangaea (released on Jamey Jasta’s Stillborn Records imprint). Indeed, displaying a sound akin to that of Suicide Silence and Chelsea Grin, songs like “The Regulators” and  “Octobortion” (the latter features Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri) will certainly resonate with younger heavy-music fans. Unfortunately, as often happens in the metalcore subgenre, songs are not really given the opportunity to stand alone and so the record’s tracks sometimes blend together. And while Defiler’s lyrical content is darker than many of their peers’, that is really the only thing that sets them apart from associated acts.  SAMMI CHICHESTER

Check out “Lucky 38” off Nematocera below:

  • Axel Da White

    I Think you will get the top of music charts!) (P.S forgive me i am not from america and my gramar is bad( i don’t like to use to google translate)

  • Axel Da White

    I Have a band too, and we want’s to play somthig like your bad!)))

  • Alec

    This review is garbage. Defiler is so much angrier and heavy on lyrics than any other band. Jake Pelzl is one of the hardest working guys in the genre. He recorded and wrote nearly everything on their first record at 17 years old. Yet Revolver touts In this Moment’s “Blood” as heavy. Whatever.

  • Brandon Tetsujin

    What did I just read… This is trash. This band, by far, stands out more than any of these mainstream happy bands.. that using recycled material called music..