UK Bruisers STATE OF DECEIT (www.facebook.com/StateofDeceit ) release their ear-splitting new EP, Retribution, this Friday. With this in mind, we asked the Brit metallers to give us an exclusive track by track breakdown of the record:
The opening track is ‘Tattered Life’. This is written for those suffering the rollercoaster of an abusive relationship from the good times at the start, to the decline into reality of the constraints from the oppressor. This is waking up to the realisation of the situation, seeing it for what it is and getting the hell out! The bridge in this demonstrates the anger mixed with sadness we feel in this as sometimes we’re all caught in a state of deceit.
‘Vengeance’ is our debut single and one of our favourite tracks on ‘Retribution’. It epitomizes our attitude and contempt for the excesses of political correctness. This is our come back to all the fake outrage, fast and aggressive a moments contemplation and then a crescendo to the answer all in under 4 mins.
When Words Fail
Track three is ‘When Words Fail’ which captures the dilemma of what you can do when all democratic avenues are closed off. There are many examples of this happening around the world right now and people struggling with this question. This song is direct from start to finish with gnarly vocals and thumping riffs, it’s a live performance favourite a real headbanger.
‘No Solace’ is a slower track grappling with mental health, this is the despair you can feel after a loss. The song talks about searching for the answers to pull you out of the mindset and the realisation that the pain is yours alone to bear. Musically this starts slow with a groove and picks up the pace throughout the song to end as almost thrash.
We pick the pace up again with ‘The black’, after the epic intro this is another live performance favourite with plenty of moshing opportunities. This mixes the vocals up with singing and growls to get the point across. The song is trying to help a friend who’s in the grip of their own personal battle and trying to set them on the right path again.
Blasting from the start with its thunderous drums and riffage before a more refined chorus. ‘Vipers’ talks about the failures of politicians the world over and their double talking in their own interests and not delivering what they say they will, it hits hard with our current political climate.