Deviate Damaen are a band from Italy that plays a style of their own which probably would be in the noise/avant garde/metal category and this is a review of their 1999 album "Propedeutika Ad Contritionem ( Veltram ! ) which was released by AvantGarde Music.
There are a lot of spoken word samples and weird clean vocals throughout this album that gives the music a weird feel, while the piano has a very crazy avant garde sound to it mixed in with a lot of noises.
Drum programming has a gothic/industrial feel to the beats, while the synth only enhances atmosphere, as for the bass playing it has a very powerful feel to it.
Guitars are mostly distorted sounding guitar solos with a small amount of heavy rhythms that have some thrash and hardcore punk influences while the vocals are a mixture between clean singing that have a small amount of high pitch and some distorted vocals that have a black metal fell to them.
Lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Italian and they cover depressing themes, while the production on this album sounds very professional and you can hear all of the instruments that are on this album.
In my opinion Deviate Damaen are a very good band and if you are looking for something weird and original you should check out this band.
RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "s : s = Spirto : santo" "i'll teach you how to be a virgin" and "let those swallows rape my heart away". RECOMMENDED BUY.