Review (+ contest): Insurrection – Extraction

Near the Canadian capital city Ottawa is another city named Gatineau. Several metal bands hail from this place, one of them is called Insurrection. Drummer Philipe Moreau-Latreille, bass guitarist Francis Girard, vocalist Stef Jomphe and guitarist-combo Antonin Perras-Foisy/Vincent Laprade Séguin are the current members of Insurrection and recently they, released their latest album called Extraction. After Prologue (2008), Fracture (2010) and Prototype (2013), Extraction is the fourth full-lenght album from these Canadian metallers.

First of all, a little warning! Did you train your neck muscles lately? Because you’re going to need them! This album is a real neck-breaker, full of blastbeats and brutal metal. If you’re looking for an album with a point of rest in it, this isn’t what you’re looking for. So, I suggest you already start training those muscles to handle Extraction.

From the first notes of opening track System Failure, it’s immediately clear that these guys know how to play some very brutal metal. Especially the very heavy bass and drums are standing out. You can hear the bass-snares blasting trough your speakers, which sounds really awesome. Guitarists Antonin and Vincent play very brutal riffs, but regularly, they let us hear that they can also play some cool thrashy riffs. Vocally, Stef can do a lot with his voice as he shows on this release, ranging from low and high growls, via screams (Pull The Plug), till pig squeals at the start of Le Prix A Payer. Sometimes he sings in English, sometimes in French, which is probably because of their origin. At Data Extracted… End Transmission, the vocals are taken care of by Stef together with guest vocalist Bruno Bernier, whom you might know from Obliveon. Besides the brutal sound and extreme vocals, there are also some tempo/rhythm changes present in Extraction, which also really keeps your attention.

With Extraction, Insurrection delivers a really nice album. They grip you and shake you 40 minutes long. Then they leave you alone with the feeling that those 40 minutes were going very fast, but it’s definitely worth it all.

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