Rude
Remnants...


3.5
great

Review

by Jacquibim STAFF
January 27th, 2017 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "Occult-ish stuff, witch hunts, death, rebirth, blah blah. Typical stuff. It isn’t very deep." - Dude from Rude

For some reason, I’ve taken a real liking to Rude’s moniker; it’s just refreshingly to the point. These guys have no regard for shoehorned “necro” prefixes, “goat-this”, “Satanique-that” or any butchered Latin song titles – that would just be distracting. The band’s sophomore album, Remnants… echoes this apparent disdain for bullshit more plainly than anything else. Though it’s not exactly simple – as there’s a fair bit going on here – Remnants… oozes a sort of blunt charisma, in that the band appear serious about what they’re doing but retain that predilection for cartoonish silliness that old school death metal is renowned for.

Launching off the marks with zeal, opener “Torrent of the Past” ticks all the throwback OSDM boxes: Guitar work in the vein of Consuming Impulse; high-octane drum patterns; deranged, Martin van Drunen-esque vocals; thick, crunchy, analogue-sounding production and palpable atmosphere. There’s something off about the whole thing, inviting you to delve where you probably shouldn’t – like a white family in a haunted house. As if the songs were barely-sentient, undead monstrosities, their parts occasionally seem to stagger out of tandem with each other, and the songs begin to lurch and fumble in a way that is menacing yet fun to hear in equal measure. Even the closer, “Children of Atom”, has a kitsch little synth line that purposely clashes with instrumentation, yet in the context of Remnants… sounds as if it wouldn’t belong anywhere else.

No matter where you happen to find yourself throughout the course of Remnants…’, you’re never too far from a moment worth savouring. The maniacal guitar solo on “Blood Sucker”, though not unexpected, is still hair-raising in all its snarling fervour. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the downcast and somewhat jangly chords that open the title-track, acting as an ominous portend of arguably the most violent assault on the whole album. Crucially, the album’s peaks aren’t to the detriment of the content that separates them; each riff is but an integral stepping stone in an otherwise hectic journey, rendering every token of brilliance sweeter still.




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Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2017


1788 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not a lot to say about this other than it's rly gud, check it out here: https://fda-records.bandcamp.com/album/remnants



Birb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odzXm2KT7ew

Deschutes
January 27th 2017


369 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album fucking rips.

emester
January 27th 2017


8107 Comments


Looks cool, I'll give it a go.

Summary made me chuckle a good bit

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2017


7467 Comments


I liked their previous album, in particular I enjoyed the old school sound production, will definitely check this one as well.

On another note, band logo has lost the inverted cross segment it had on the debut, I can't seem to remember the other band that did a similar thing....... :-P

Flugmorph
January 27th 2017


16263 Comments


yes

Digging: Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

Astral Abortis
Contributing Reviewer
January 27th 2017


2337 Comments


band rulz yea mor epest worship forever

MarsKid
January 27th 2017


4779 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Jac's handing out those 3.5's like candy



3.5'd a dxc album



Have the blasts finally found a way into his cold, elitist heart?

Archelirion
Contributing Reviewer
January 27th 2017


4925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Mindpos'd for 'predilection'

I'm probably going to fucking love this



(Also thanks for the daily birb dose :3)

ZippaThaRippa
January 27th 2017


9902 Comments


This Drunens incredibly hard. Almost as Drunen as Drunen himself.

Alastor
January 27th 2017


1675 Comments


Such a classic artwork, haha. Necrolord even used the Everflowing Stream font again.

UndineParty
January 27th 2017


707 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

sounds good so far



will check

JasonCarne
January 27th 2017


810 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Seagrave, not Necrolord.

ZippaThaRippa
January 27th 2017


9902 Comments


Carne'd

bloc
January 27th 2017


41620 Comments


Fuckin new it was Seagrave, no wonder I was so attracted to it lol

Digging: Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor

Alastor
January 28th 2017


1675 Comments


oh damn, right. I get those two confused all the time.

CaptainDooRight
January 28th 2017


2166 Comments


What do we have here

Hawks
January 29th 2017


48919 Comments


Def gonna jam this.

Digging: Deadwood - Picturing a Sense of Loss

MarsKid
January 29th 2017


4779 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's not bad, but don't expect anything special

TheMagicalBlender
January 29th 2017


2330 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Jesus Christ I finished it about an hour ago and it's so fucking good. Let's get that average up guys. Destined to be one of my favorites of the year. Wasn't expect much from a band called 'Rude'.

MarsKid
January 29th 2017


4779 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

January ain't even over yet tho my man



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