When hearing of a band that sets out to create a series of lit-rock-operas, its a natural reaction to stand bemused while figuring out how it all gets done. Chapters rather than song titles? Literal plot translation? Paper cuts vs. jamming fingers in the CD case? Having re-visited memories of mandatory high school reading (insert harp melody here) as their sweet nectar of inspiration, The Deviance have paired their synergistic styles, impeccable musical talent and flair for the unheard of to create an eponymous album re-interpreting William Goldings Lord of the Flies.
This release, The Deviance, was born through heavy experimentation and revealed itself to be a sophisticated statue of sound, providing a unique audible journey into the riffs and drifts of this classic novel come to life.