Murder Construct
Results


3.0
good

Review

by Robert Garland CONTRIBUTOR (197 Reviews)
November 23rd, 2012 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: There’s enough experience here to build a freight train, although it’s not going to be a completely smooth ride.

The main aspect of Murder Construct is the fact that it is a ‘supergroup’. Featuring members from all over the death and extreme metal groups (Exhumed, Watch Me Burn, Fetus Eaters, Bad Acid Trip – just to name a few) the group were bound to turn a few heads with the news of their 2012 release aptly named Results. The album tumbles and turns, never falling out of a one minded concept of aggression, but unfortunately it becomes a little too much of the same thing. This is not to be misunderstood; the album is far from bad, but it’s not the best of the genre and it really isn’t a milestone for any of the band’s members. What Results does have however is some solid musicianship and tracks short enough to keep the listeners interest from waning too much. Thankfully the album comes in just short of thirty minutes, any longer and the length would have a detrimental effect and ultimately highlight the lack of contrast shown on this record.

Between the barrage of blast beats and throaty growls Results does have its catchy moments; not in the way a hook line may engage the listener, but more in the way a riff may create a bobbing action for the listeners head. The effect is subtle without succumbing to a monotonous display of breakdown after breakdown. The record builds off this grind approach with little deviation from the basic recipe and unfortunately that’s what prevents Results from becoming the ‘super’ album from a ‘super’ group. The albums highlight comes with the final track “Resultados”. The track has the most progressive patterns (in comparison to the rest of the album) and is also the longest at over six and a half minutes. The track itself has a more straight forward death metal approach allowing for an atmosphere inducing section that floats underneath the drum patterns and ringing riffs, before moving completely to the fore-front of the music. Piano and Middle Eastern strings flow in and out heading into the final stages of the song where the piano takes over completely. This slightly experimental (if not completely innovative) display of musicianship would do better if incorporated into other tracks and combined with the album itself, rather than just an afterthought.

Results hurtles along with much of the same thought process throughout, like a runaway train it highlights how predictable the grinding blast beats and stereotypical guitar patterns are. Thankfully the album comes to a gentle stop, rather than crashing off the side of the cliff. This ‘gentle stop’ shows that these talented musicians can sometimes think outside of the box. The production is clean and crisp and like most metal releases the bass is often lost in the mix, cymbal splashes come off a little too “tinny” which may grate on the casual listener but for the most part the professional and clear production only aid this brief release. Maybe this record is the start of something, a stepping stone to greater places. Murder Construct need to keep going, to develop on this foundation and maybe – just maybe with a sophomore release they can show off an album that pushes the limits, highlighting the potential they have exploring some new ground. A good listen throughout but nothing overly special in the way of extreme metal.



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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2012


7047 Comments


This be review, that it was meant to be.

Wombat988
November 22nd 2012


389 Comments


For a sec I thought you were one of those plebs who writes lots of reviews really quickly and they're all crap

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2012


7047 Comments


For a sec I thought you were one of those plebs who writes lots of reviews really quickly and they're all crap

Nak, just fucked up when submitting the review.



ViralOblivion
November 22nd 2012


7679 Comments


Been meaning to check this out

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2012


7047 Comments


Been meaning to check this out

It goes alright, and it's over quickly - not bad and not the best Give it a go Viral there might be something in here that you might like.

MalleusMaleficarum
November 22nd 2012


14344 Comments


yeah its decent, was going to review, but you did a good job

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2012


7047 Comments


yeah its decent, was going to review, but you did a good job

Thanks man, i can give you something to review if you want.



MalleusMaleficarum
November 22nd 2012


14344 Comments


no worries dude

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2012


7047 Comments


All goods man,

jayfatha
November 22nd 2012


2882 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Very nice review, I agree with pretty much everything. I was really hoping to like this more, but oh well

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2012


7047 Comments


Thankee man, glad you agree : )

Wizard
November 23rd 2012


19444 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

(Exhumed, Watch Me Burn, Fetus Eaters, Bad Acid Trip – just to name a few)

I would add in Cattle Decapitation to this seeing as they're the most recognized one of this band. You're on a role dude.

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TheNotrap
November 23rd 2012


8108 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Nice album and review, have a pos.


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Eclecticist
November 23rd 2012


3863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Solid review. I agree that this album isn't bad but it was a major disappointment and I like their Self-titled debut a lot more.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
November 23rd 2012


7047 Comments


Thanks wizard, and yeah cheers Josh I was hoping this would be more than what it is

mrbloke
December 1st 2012


200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm really liking the production here. More so compared to that Cattle Decap album from earlier this year.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
December 2nd 2012


7047 Comments


It's eh.



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