Rating:
8.7
Insurrection - Fracture
December 2010


01. Prologue
02. History Repeats Itself
03. Derangé
04. Set The World On Fire
05. The Colony
06. Twitch
07. L'empire des vautours
08. Structure
09. Absentheisme
10. Fracture
11. Processed (Deus Ex Machina)


I woke up this morning... going through my usual routine, and while spinnin Fracture for another round, I felt this urge to promote and support my local metal bands a little. And what better way to do it than to start by reviewing this hidden tech death jewel? So guided by the destructive sound of Insurrection I opened my computer, picked up my mouse and like a frantic maniac, begun my work at setting this review on fire.

For those not too familiar with Insurrection, they're a technical death metal band from Gatineau, Qc, Canada, my home town. Hold on, I know what you're thinking: ''Oh no, not another unknown crappy band with worthless lyrics and shitty recording methods''. Well, if that came to your mind... I only have to say that you're dead wrong. Despite Insurrection's lack of label and media coverage, Fracture is mint, tight and completely in your face. With well thought out lyrics, great aggressive riffs and a constant energy that hooks you to its sound; it's a must for any tech death fan. It's their second effort, and a solid follow up to Prologue, their first album. The lyrics, in both English and French, circles around the themes of society, politics and mental illness. Their vocalist, Stephane Jomphe, does a great job at throwing them at us like bullets and he's also an incredible live performer. If you get the chance to see them live, jump on it. A good way to get in touch with this piece of art is by listening to its highlights. You better start off with ''Set The World On Fire'' a catchy yet brutal (don't bash me for using this term) song about human rebellion against our capitalist system, well written with a sing along chorus and a heavy sound, in short, a perfect starter. Then there's ''Dérangé'' which can be translated to disturbed or insane. This is surely one of my favorite, a French track about narcotic problems and sanity. Personally I also enjoy ''Fracture'', their title track, and ''History Repeats Itself''. But don't get me wrong, those are not the only good ones, there's no filler in there, everything's great and even after a few spins, you'll always find something new. And then, the question of production probably comes to your mind, am I right? Don't panic, it's good, it's not the ''Overdoing It'' kind of approach but not the ''Filthy Basement Hooker'' sound either, I think the prod fits their sound just fine.

If you're the metal enthusiast craving heavy and vicious crushing riffs, or the typical technical death metal fan looking for some new stuff to enjoy. Stop searching, you've found what you need and believe me you'll enjoy this album. And if you don't after the first listen... give it some time it'll grow on you.

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 7
Production: 8


 


written by Guib | 22.11.2012


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