Prologue… Fracture… Prototype… the names of the first three albums by the death metal band Insurrection from Gatineau, Québec. And now comes Extraction, the band’s fourth full-length campaign against the human race. What more can they possibly do to us? You’re about to find out.
Today we present “Data Extracted … End Transmission“. Aided by guest vocalist Bruno Bernier (of Obliveon), Insurrection sing of a sensory overload growing out of control, of networks gearing up to invade and enslave. They command: “All report for mental breakdown, sort and file the data to extract….”
The grim pounding begins right away… the riffing suggestive of a cold, mechanistic peril. The pneumatic punishment increases in intensity, the lead guitar bursting open in flurries of derangement and eerie slithering and shimmering, like a fluid of cold steel.
I spoke of singing, but the words are really voiced in monstrous tyrannical proclamations (and incinerating shrieks), enhancing the song’s apocalyptic atmosphere while the music thunders and cracks with bone-breaking force. It’s an organ-rupturing experience for sure, but how can you resist their commands, or the desire to bang your addled heads?
This is the second song from the album to debut within the last month. And if you haven’t heard “System Failure”, get your crash helmet on and check that one out following your run through the gauntlet of the song we’re premiering today. As I wrote after first encountering it, the music on “System Failure” punches and pulses like a berserk pile-driving machine augmented with heavy armament — pounding deep caters in the middle of a war zone while spraying mortar and machine-gun fire at a blazing-fast rate.
It’s immensely obliterating, but the grooves are especially titanic, just as they are on this newest song, and there’s a queasy little melody that surfaces like a snake before you reach the end. Truly barbarous vocals again, as well.
Extraction was produced by Pierre Rémillard at Wild Studio (Cryptopsy, Obliveon, Gorguts, etc., etc.). It will be released by Galy Records on October 6 and can be pre-ordered via the link below. You can also catch Insurrection on their imminent tour in support of Extraction (check the dates after the links).
And with that, I leave you the words of Insurrection vocalist Stef “Barbu” Jomphe:
“We can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve got for you, and we’re honored to have Bruno Bernier of Obliveon with us.”
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INSURRECTION Extraction Tour:
† w/ Blinded By Faith
* w/ Accursed Spawn
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