Band: DECONSTRUCTING SEQUENCE
Title: Cosmic Progression: An Agonizing Journey Through Oddities of Space
Style: Avantgarde Extreme Metal
Here we have the debut album from UK based trio Deconstructing Sequence, a band I've been following since their first EP, Year One, in 2013. I was impressed then as I am impressed now but the ability these guys have to create totally intricate and explosive tunes to blow your mind away. DS's music could be described as a point of meeting between Black, Death, Grind, Electro, Atmospheric (Spatial better said) and Progressive Metal, and this debut album featuring 9 tracks in almost an hour of playing time, is absolutely demented, starting from the Goregrind type of synthetic drums (the snare sounds totally plastic-like) that curious enough are blending perfectly with the rest of the instrumental parts, then the synths that range from '80's Arcade-like sounds to spatial / cosmic sounds and even epic Black Death like darkened passages, then a guitar work that varies from repetitive and monotone to progressive, and then a versatile vocal part delivering from (mainly) growling vocals to clean vocals to screams, about all one could think of. It's not at all an easy listening, don't get me wrong, it's not all that shiny and perfect as I describe it above, but from one that searches for something challenging and open-minded this will be a blast; this Electro Metal has been attempted before many times, but it is probably the first that reaches my heart so close, there's not too much Electro for me to get annoyed, there's so much brutality my thirst is quenched, and the avantgarde / psycho level is the right amount for me to spin this disc more and more from now on. Try it yourselves, this one is tricky, you might hate it to bits, or you might love it like I do. In the meantime the album was released on CD format by Polish Via Nocturna label.
Reviewed by Adrian