ARTIST: TRUTH DECAYED
SINGLE NAME: DEATH BY DESIGN
RELEASE DATE: 17 MARCH 2023
COUNTRY: SOUTH AFRICA
GENRE: TRASH METAL
Ryno Theron (Vocals & Guitar)
Warren Jones (Guitar)
Daniel Philogene (Drums)
Renz Kruger (Bass)
Death by design starts out heavy right from the gate, and hits you in the face like a ton of bricks.
The lyrics are very well written and I think one can relate to the feelings of frustration and anger
it brings forward in each and everyone of us.
The song captures the daily emotions of us as humans in a society where we are bound to live
and perform in a certain way.
It starts out with heavy riffs and drums and has an intense build up in the middle where the song
just reaches its peak as it explodes into powerful and passionate vocals.
The solo in the end compliments the song very well and takes you on a long and emotional
musical journey, where one feels like just going crazy and letting go of everything inside you.
If this is just the first single of the up and coming album Faded Visions II, then I really look
forward to what the rest of the album will deliver. This is going to be one for the books.
Death by design will be released on Friday 17 March as the first single from the new album
Faded Visions II, the second chapter from Faded Visions. (Produced by Kris Xenopoulos from
Reviewed by Amanda Els
Truth Decayed hail from Durban, South Africa, and started during lockdown early 2020. The quartet combines the talents of seasoned musicians from varied bands craftily collected by founders and long-time friends Warren Jones and Ryno Theron. Mere weeks from formation, the band unleashed their debut single ‘Modern Day Illusion’ that earned them a top position on France The Planet’s ‘Metal Madness Week Competition’ on BurgStudio. This was closely followed by winning the Battle of the Bands with ‘The Metal Lab UK’. Their debut EP ‘Modern Day Illusion’ and Music Video for ‘Opposing Direction’ soon followed and received critical acclaim from numerous renowned global media channels, with positive reviews in magazines like Metal Hammer.
During 2021 Truth Decayed proudly represented South Africa on the global stage on international Online Festivals like SUBGB Festival de Música (Colombia), Heresy Fest (Argentina), Caio Indica Fest (Brazil), Larva Fest (Peru), La Ley del Rock (Argentina & Italy), Music Entropia (Greece), as well as the World Of Metal Online Festival (Portugal) where they opened for icons Venom, Rotting Christ, Anvil and Iron Saviour. Truth Decayed also enjoyed frequent Radio play from notable stations like Wacken Radio, Heavy Radio, and their track ‘Opposing Direction’ featured on the Greece Compilation ‘In The Sign Of Chaos Vol 3’ and ‘PTSD’ on the US Compilation ‘Rage Against Cancer’ from Malevolence Records.
In 2022 Truth Decayed unleashed the first part of ‘Faded Visions’, with the singles ‘PTSD’, ‘Faded Visions’, and ‘Absolute War’ receiving critical acclaim. The Music Video for ‘Faded Visions’ had its premiere with HEAVY Magazine in Australia (and Truth Decayed also feature on the cover of the latest Magazine Edition). The full ‘Faded Visions I’ had its Exclusive Worldwide Premiere with Metal Injection. The release was supported with extensive shows in South Africa. After the success of ‘Faded Visions I’, the KZN-based quartet is primed and set to elevate things to a blistering next level in 2023 with ‘Faded Visions II’, starting with the new single ‘Death By Design’ (produced by Kris Xenopoulos from Vulvodynia, who also produced ‘Faded Visions I’).