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Insurrection hits hard and often on their latest release, Extraction. From the opening barrage of System Failure to the closing song, Data Extracted…End Transmission, the band leaves little fuel left in the tank. Insurrection mixes thrash metal with a heavy dose of melodic death metal. The album’s ten tracks boast barked vocals and chugging, groovy guitars which are often played at pace, though the band varies its assault on tracks such as Pull The Plug-a track with an old-school death metal stomp to it at the start that I really liked. The final song, Data Extracted…which features a vocal duet with Bruno Bernier of Obliveon is also excellent. The Eulogy of Hatred carries a Slipknot vibe to it which is very cool and it proves to be another stand-out track.

There aren’t any really weak tracks here on Extraction and overall it is a very solid record that fans of Slipknot, Sepultura, Lamb of God, Kreator and the like will find plenty to enjoy. The album’s production is good with each instrument coming through clearly, the vocals from Stef Jomphe are also excellent. Extra points for the cool cover art. Recommended listening for those that like it heavy.

Thanks to Asher Media Relations for sending me a digital copy of this album. \m/

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Assembled in 2003 to infiltrate, build and destroy, Gatineau, QC’s INSURRECTION is an aural onslaught assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English. Known for blending calculated technicality with a signature mixture of merciless death metal, the band has emerged to be one of the most prominent Eastern Canadian metal bands.

Annihilating the masses with their three previous full lengths “Prototype” (2013), “Fracture” (2010) and “Prologue” (2009), INSURRECTION is ready to once again push their metal to blasphemous levels with their next release “Extraction”. A ten track aberration, ready to shock and blast fans to the next life, the album is produced by Pierre Rémillard at Wild Studio (Cryptopsy, Obliveon, Anonymus, Voivod, Krisiun, Ghoulunatics, Despised Icon, Beneath the Massacre, Gorguts, Martyr) and features guest vocals from Bruno Bernier (Obliveon) on “Data Extracted … End Transmission”. Slated for release on October 6, 2017 via Galy Records, the band is teaming up with Bravewords.com for the video premiere for their first single “System Failure”, which can be viewed at the following link: http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-insurrection-premier-system-failure-video  

In addition to the release of their fourth album, INSURRECTION will be spreading the notoriety of their live shows across areas of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick in the promotion of “Extraction” (dates listed below).

Vocalist Stef Jomphe comments:

“I think I speak for the others guys in the band when I say all this news is more than exciting. This tour we’re embarking on is all about meeting up with the fans who supported us in the past and present. We’ve been working on ‘Extraction’ for quite some time and we know ‎fans will have as much fun listening to it as we will playing it live for everyone!”

Catch the band on tour in September, October and November:

 

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INSURRECTION “Extraction” Tour:
† w/ Blinded By Faith
* w/ Accursed Spawn

Sept 1 – Lavaltrie, QC – Café  Chasse-Galerie
Sept 15 – Niagara Falls, ON – Geekery Pub*
Sept 16 – Guelph, ON – Van Gogh’s Ear
Sept 29 –  Rimouski, QC – Le Cactus†
Sept 30 – Edmundston, NB – Café D’La Forge
Oct 7 – Repentigny, QC – Salle Laurent-Venne 
Oct 13 – Mont-Laurier, QC – Pub 99†
Oct 14 – Rouyn, QC – Salle Evoluson†
Oct 15 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
Oct 27 – Cornwall, ON – La Taverne
Oct 28 – Gatineau, QC – Le Minotaure†
Oct 29 – Ste-Thérèse, QC – Monte-Cristo
Nov 3 – Sherbrooke, QC – Magog
Nov 4 – Trois-Rivières, QC – Thrashfest
Nov 25 – Lévis, QC – Le Corsaire†
Nov 26 – Drummondville, QC – TBA
For more info:
http://www.insurrectionmetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/insurrectionmetal
https://www.galyrecords.com
EPK – http://wp.me/pciNW-ayQAbout:

Assembled in 2003 to infiltrate, build and destroy, Gatineau, QC’s INSURRECTION is an aural onslaught assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English. Known for blending calculated technicality with a signature mixture of merciless death metal, the band has emerged to be one of the most prominent Eastern Canadian metal bands.

“We are a hybrid of the best and the worst that the metal underground has to offer, completely familiar, yet hard to pin down, better categorized as the many oddly familiar faces that death metal can take.” says band founder and vocalist Stef Jomphe.

Their 2009 debut release ‘Prologue’ gave true life to their monstrosity, the formation launched their second release 2010′s ‘Fracture’, a dark prophecy of unforgivable times and a brutal soundtrack to the fall of man. It pushed the limits with every outing, creating Insurrection to become more than the sum of its parts, but a merciless abomination.

In 2013, their third album ‘Prototype’ produced by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) was unleashed on Quebec label Galy Records and another well acclaimed brutal assault that converted the unwitting to their legion.

Pushing development to blasphemous levels and quickly spreading their notoriety to areas of Quebec and Ontario. INSURRECTION continues to expand and modulate to corrupt the entire East coast of Canada returning with their new album “Extraction”. A ten track aberration, ready to shock and blast fans to the next life, the album is produced by Pierre Rémillard at Wild Studio (Cryptopsy, Obliveon, Anonymus, Voivod, Krisiun, Ghoulunatics, Despised Icon, Beneath the Massacre, Gorguts, Martyr, etc) and features guest vocals from Bruno Bernier (Obliveon) on “Data Extracted … End Transmission”. The album is slated for release on October 6, 2017 via Galy Records.

“Insurrection play a groovy type of death metal that’s equal parts Dying Fetus, Decapitated and Lamb of God.”  – Metal Sucks 

“Head-banging, crushing riffs are the name of the game throughout Prototype, starting with the aptly titled “Abattoir,” which slashes and chops its way through speedy, thrash-esque rhythms and machine-gun drums. “The Chronophobes” adds some technical twists, as well as a more unpredictable structure, while highlight “Checkmate” balances intense grooves and an abundance of fierce, grimy riffs. The album features lyrics in both French and English, adding more interest to the vocals, which range from deep gutturals to high-pitched shrieks…it’s a well-executed, strong release.” – Exclaim!

““Prototype” is the band’s third record, and it’s packed full of jaw-dropping metal brilliance. It’s as solid a death metal record as I’ve heard in the last little while, and it makes me proud – because it’s always good to see something great come out of your hometown.” – Bloody Underrated

“If you are a fan of vigorous and crushing guitar riffs and Growls that are strong enough to make your ears bleed then you need to check this album out. A huge and very successful aspect about this album is the fact that there are songs in both English and French. Even if you can only understand a few lyrics in French like me you will easily surpass this fact and be simply drawn in by the technical Death Metal display that Insurrection puts on in this album.” – Kingston Music Reviews

“One of many great things about the album is the mix of English and French sung batterings upon the senses, the mix adding extra pleasing flavour and texture as shown through the likes of Sueurs Froides, where the bass of Girard reaches into its primal depths to forge a rabid predatory voice to its sound, and the virulently swarming Trois Minutes De Carnage, the track a magnetic pestilence with senses licking grooves and acidic enticement around thumping rhythmic incitement commanding the emotions and imagination.” – Ring Master Review

Written by The Grim Reader

Welcome, I am the Grim Reader. A lover of the written word, a lover of cricket and heavy metal. Here you will find book reviews for both independent publishers and traditional publishers. I also review metal albums and conduct interviews with artists and writers. Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you enjoy your stay. Peace.

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