The new EP from Merseyside metallers Deified is upon us and these guys had already indicated on 2015’s Ascension that they specialise in the kind of elephantine grooves usually provided by our American cousins Lamb of God and Devildriver. After support slots in 2016 to heavy-hitters Exodus and Cattle Decapitation, Deified have been rather quiet but all that’s about to change when Inhuman Manifesto‘s five succinct blasts of aggression explode onto the scene on 27th April, 2018.
First up, it’s notable that Jamie Hughes’ vocals have hit new levels of Randy Blythe-esque power; snarly, shouty, growly (probably a little bit spitty), he sounds plenty pissed and has much to say about the cess-pool currently called ‘society’. Backed by a megaton of crushing riffs and gut-rumbling grooves, the result is a collection of tracks which may not offer anything particularly ‘new’ but do offer oodles of biting social commentary amidst a blitzkrieg of adrenalised metal diatribes.
Inhuman Manifesto is a tidy little EP from a band with the clout to cause some serious damage on the UK metal scene, and anyone bemoaning the fact that Lamb of God are currently pissing about as a covers band should snag a copy of Inhuman Manifesto immediately…..it fills the gap perfectly! 7/10
Inhuman Manifesto is due for release on 27th April, 2018. Pre-orders are available now: http://
Inhuman Manifesto tracklist:
IV. Dead Inside
V. Visceral Plague