Since their inception nearly seven years ago, innumerable lineup changes have robbed Martyr Defiled of a sense of momentum and while 2012’s In Shadows EP was solid, they have never really made their case for stepping up to the big leagues.
Martyr Defiled: No Hope No Morality
Lincolnshire’s deathcore bruisers up the aggro
All that is set to change because No Hope No Morality is a barn-storming, turbocharged statement of intent. Crunching deathcore, technical yet lyrical riffing, head-nodding Gothenburg-influenced moments and demented hardcore bombast all fuse together here to produce something of real depth.
God is dead and vocalist Matthew Jones is rattling the death knell with bone-snapping fervour. This is a record that feels like the work of a band re-energised; if you’ve doubted Martyr Defiled before, now is the time to reinvestigate what they have to offer.