There's little that gets me quite so randy as when someone suggests a brand new record that ticks off numerous boxes in my metal wish list. If you're going to tell me that you just heard an album that is rooted in tech death but infused with elements of industrial and progressive metal, encapsulated in an appropriately avant-garde sci-fi theme, I will instantly become the "Shut up and take my money" guy. Enter Deconstructing Sequence and their forth-coming space cadet mind-scrambler "Cosmic Progression: An Agonizing Journey Through Oddities of Space." After a four year hiatus, during which time ex-Northwail guitarists Morph and Tiberius were joined by Ex-Shadows Land drummer J. Nerexo and Maciej Lis on bass to round out DS's line-up, the band are preparing to deliver an album that promises to be a synthesis of classic and futuristic forms. Blast beats by the truck load, blackened screams and synchronous growls are the sonic launch site for extreme metal that weaves synths and samples into compositions that are as poised and purposeful as they are wildly brutal.
Due out on 30 March, you can hear the first three tracks from "Cosmic Progression" right now on DS's Bandcamp page. If extreme metal that embraces samples and the synthesizer, while giving more than a passing musical and thematic nod to Metroid sounds like your thing, Deconstructing Sequence has an album that should be orbiting your headphones. Give this one a listen and as always, let us know in the comments what you think. If the rest of the album sounds like what we've heard so far, we won't be the last metal heads lumping praises on Deconstructing Sequence in the near future. Rage on! JPR