Scathed – Deceit Song Review

Scathed is an exciting hard rock/metal band from Dublin. When it comes to their musical genre, they have influences across heavier genres, and they successfully bring those heavy influences to a much more broader audience. It’s no surprise that the band played the supporting slot for Halestorm’s sold-out Academy Dublin in 2018 and last year with Hands Off Gretel in The Voodoo Lounge, Belfast.


Their latest song Deceit has everything to get you headbang immediately. It can be clearly heard that they stepped up their songwriting to another level since their debut release EP ‘Where Truth Occurs’ while playing shows after shows across Irish metal circuit, studying their scene, their audiences and understanding what works for them. Apart from their creative, unexpected, almost playful songwriting they have a sound that’ll satisfy anyone who listens to hard-rock radio for the last twenty years. Deceit’s hard hitting riffs soaked in gnarly overdrive that melts in perfectly with singer Ainley’s vocal tone with the help of growling back vocals. They both find life in front of the rhythm section’s groove, thanks to a very inspiring melody writing, as I mentioned before.

Maybe it’s a form of synesthesia, but I imagine a symmetric shape, (maybe a pentagram), while listening to Deceit’s arrangement. The pointy edge at the center is formed by a steady drum beat, and on the edges, Ainley’s vocals are balanced with lead guitars in front of backing vocal growls, balanced by fuzzy bass lines.


Technically this song has very satisfying standards in every way. I love to see when bands use elements that appeal to either a wide or a very narrow variety of listeners at the same time, elements that are very hard to blend, such as alternating time signatures, catchy melodies and heavy sounds. To me, that quality is a sign of big things to come and this song was enough to get me excited about them.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I enjoyed listening to Scathed. I can totally see them playing Deceit to a crowded moshpit whirling with energy.

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates SCATHED for their great job in DECEIT and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.

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