Review Summary: One Day Writing Period.....2 Day Production Period = Album Of The Year Contender
It’s thoroughly astonishing to see what can be accomplished when time is minimal. It becomes maddening to think that some of our best productions/performances come with stress and fits of discomfort. And to be frank, the corporate world is the real villain at work here. Deadlines seem to be a reoccurring nightmare when trying to establish a sense of coherent, level-headedness and despite one’s dealings in these types of scenarios; the dehumanization process seems to be an ongoing circumstance for those at the bottom of the feeder. *** truly rolls down hill when capturing that added margin number for the books.
Noisear’s current release Turbulent Resurgence seems to capture this mentality, both in essence, production and development. While guitarist Rainwater and drummer Fajardo were originally featured on the compilation release of ‘This Comp Kills Fascists Volume 2’, the five track introduction was brief and satisfying and still claims the spot as some of their best material to date. Despite the praise encompassing their 2011 release Subvert the Dominant Paradigm, Turbulent Resurgences is a real salute to traditional grind roots.
Clocking in at a mere eighteen minutes, the whirlwind of Discordance Axis-type pummeling also introduces slight death metal influence. The duo supposedly wrote this in a single day and recorded the final product in two. This type of rapid craftsmanship is mesmerizing in the entry, riff slurred track ‘Pressure Blast’, ‘Black Thrust’ and Cephalic Carnage-esque ‘Murderous’. Even though you’ll be hard fought to distinguish one track from another, each has its own distinct, riff and roll which will provide plenty of added replay value.
Leaving Relapse to release this under the Willowtip label, Noisear have crafted a true album of the year contender. With the quality of its material, Turbulent Resurgence could have been an even greater punch to the jugular had it been a little longer, but who’s really keeping score. Gaza’s and Afgrund’s latest efforts, although tasty in their exhibition, truly take a backseat to this outing and while everyone awaits Pig Destroyer’s latest release, this should give it run for its money if the current samples for Book Burner are any indication. There really is nothing more to be said. The grind tag should be the selling or breaking point on this one. Savor the thrashing.