Published Aug 22, 2015With their latest EP, Selfish Desires, Winnipeg hardcore unit Disillusioned put forth a concise and weighty package, but it still leaves something to be desired.
In the wake of other thrash crossover bands that have exploded in popularity over the last few years, like Power Trip and Iron Age, Disillusioned infuse uptempo chugging with dive bombs and squealing solos — particularly on "Abandoned" — that are well executed for the most part, but between the lack of variation found in the four songs and the repetition of the aforementioned techniques, it all grows tiresome rather quickly. The verse riff of "Ghost" comes out of the gates punchy and brash, but quickly loses its momentum due to its cyclical nature.
Aside from minor structural pitfalls however, Disillusioned do show a great deal of potential and manage to pull off some heavy moments in this brief set. (Independent)