Deceive are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their self released live 2012 ep "Buried Beneath".
A very dark, heavy and live sound starts off the ep along with some growling vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a good mixture of thrash, death and black metal influences in the bands musical style along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
The slower sections of the songs bring in elements of doom metal and when guitar solos and leads are used they are very chaotic sounding black/death metal solos and all of the songs sound like they could of easily been recorded and released in the 90's and the band also ignores all of the modern trends of the past 20 years and after awhile blat beats along with a small amount of melody can be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Deceive plays a style of blackened death metal that bring s in a very old school 90's feeling at times as well as being influenced by many different extreme metal genres, the production sound s very raw with all of the songs being recorded live while the lyrics cover darkness and occult themes.
In my opinion Deceive are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this live ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Ritual At The Witching Hour". 8 out of 10.