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DEFYING is a band that was founded in 2008 on the initiative of Rafal WARNIELLO and Tomasz SEMENIUK. With newly recruited bassist Pawel SIEMASZKO and a guitarist Dominik PLISZKO the band created its first compositions. In this line-up the demo ''Phial of Prayers'' was recorded. After a long search of a good vocalist Marcin BIELSKI reached for the microphone. Then, the team ended the cooperation with the guitarist Dominik and Piotr STEPINSKI took over his place. Musicians in this line-up began serious work on their songs which resulted in a new demo recorded in 2010. Since then, the band began to play more concerts and succeeded in many music contests. But above all, the group focused on writing new material which in 2012 was on the demo ''Portraits''. Another band reshuffle occurred in early 2013. Namely, Marcin left the band and Piotr took over the microphone.

From that moment, their music was based on lower tuning and was enriched by growled vocals, which definitely made their way towards progressive metal. DEFYING started working on their debut album. On 24 March 2014 they released the concept album entitled ''Nexus Artificial''. The group takes pleasure in playing live concerts and they gave successful ones with the bands such as BUTTERFLY TRAJECTORY, THESIS, VOTUM, CLOSTERKELLER, OBSCURE SPHINX, or TIDES FROM NEBULA.

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Nexus Artificial

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 Nexus Artificial by DEFYING album cover Studio Album, 2014
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Nexus Artificial
Defying Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Polish band DEFYING was formed back in 2008 and, for the first years of its existence, its musicians concentrated on settling a firm line-up and to record demo tapes. When their current line-up stabilized in 2013, they started to work with material for their debut album, "Nexus Artificial", which was self-released in 2014.

Modern progressive metal of the darker variety is what Defying gives us with their debut album "Nexus Artificial", in terms of music a blend of Riverside and Porcupine Tree is a description that comes to mind, but with a darker overall mood and atmosphere and with post rock-oriented details added to the proceedings. If this sounds compelling, and you don't mind a vocal style of the growl-oriented, guttural kind, then this is a CD that should be worth investigating further.

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