Sep 082021


About five and a half years ago the then-unheralded Québec City band Deviant Process released their debut album, Paroxysm. It caught our attention, much as an unforeseen meteor shower would. Our man Andy Synn wrote about it here, in a review that included this passage:

“Imagine if you will a band who marry the hi-tech riff-craft of Anata to the high-octane melodic intensity of Beyond Creation, with more than a dash of the unconventional hookiness of bands like Gorod and Hieronymus Bosch (RIP), along with a generous helping of pure, groovesome heaviness, and you’ll probably find yourself somewhere in the vicinity of what Deviant Process sound like. But… and here’s the twist… the Canadian quartet do all that, and more, without ever sounding derivative or predictable.”

And now Deviant Process are returning at last, this time with a new album entitled Nurture on the Season of Mist label. It might not be as big a surprise as its predecessor was, because we already know what they’re capable of doing, yet it’s still a stunner. As SoM rightly proclaims, Nurture will be a big turn-on for “those obsessed with the likes of classic Death, Cynic and Pestilence as well as contemporaries Obscura, Beyond Creation and Fractal Universe“.

Two singles from the album have been released so far, and today we bring you a third one: “Homo Homini Deus”. Continue reading »