Staying true to all that is crusty and brutal, this British band that started off in the mid 1980s, has barely changed their sound in 28 years. If you liked the nihilistic songs from their first recording, Welcome to the Orgy, you won’t be disappointed by what they have to offer on the their later recordings. They enjoyed underground success until they broke up in 1991.
During the interim, interest in Deviated Instinct was maintained when songs appeared on compilations and also through guitarist Rob Middleton’s short-lived industrial Spine Wrench project. Reuniting in 2007, the current line-up includes original members Leggo (vocals), Rob “Mid” Middleton (guitar/vocals), and Snapa (bass guitar), as well as drummer Tony who started playing sometime in the 90s.
Deviated Instinct plays Saturday afternoon, May 26, at the 2012 Maryland Deathfest. In June, they release a 12″ vinyl EP, Liberty Crawls to the Santuary of Slaves. Hopefully they will have some on hand for sale. The newest songs might be a little darker and doomier than the fast tempo songs they have played in the past. I have included a live set video from 2011 that includes one of the songs from the new EP, “Blunt Instrument.”