Having unveiled the details to their forthcoming Engineering The Void full-length last week, Swedish death metal militia, SOREPTION, vomit forth a lyric video for third track, “Breaking The Great Narcissist.” A multi-layered symphony of surgically accurate riff sequences, maniacal pace fluctuations, plenty of head-jarring rhythms and sprawling intervals of quietude, the six-plus minute opus is an all-consuming lesson in flawlessly assembled brutality.
Elaborates the band: “When we create an album, we write all the songs at the same time. ‘Breaking The Great Narcissist’ was the one song that we had a real challenge to put everything together with. After multiple versions and many changes we finally managed to finish it the very last days before recording the new album. We never want to settle with ‘good enough’ and this time all the hard work we had to do on this song paid off.”
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Engineering The Void was recorded by Tommy Rehn from symphonic black metal collective Angtoria at Ninetone Studios and serves as the follow-up to SOREPTION‘s debut full-length, Deterioration Of Minds. Applauded by Underrated Reviews for its, “superior sense of rhythm and razor-sharp precision that will appeal to fans of bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Dying Fetus and The Faceless,” the record reaped critical accolades both Statside and abroad. Noted No Clean Singing, “lots of bands are cranking our modern, technical death metal, attempting to out-do each other (and their forebearers like Necrophagist and Decapitated) with ever more intense instrumental pyrotechnics. Most of them fail at what they’re attempting, or at least fail to create anything you’d want to hear more than once. But SOREPTION have managed to tread this path successfully, not only through the precision of their playing but through the competence of their song-writing. The music has got grooves and compulsive rhythms – and those way-cool contrasting guitar leads. It just makes you want to get up and fucking mosh and headbang and break shit!,” while Ultimate Guitar opined, “If there was one band…which had to be picked as the representative for what tech death is turning into, this would be it…” Added Metal Observer, “…this album kicked my balls hard on the first listen, completely tore them off during the second, made clam chowder soup with them on its third play-through, and threw said scolding chowder in my face during the fourth. Suffice to say, this album was quite the tasty shock.”
SOREPTION will unleash Engineering The Void to the masses this February 18, 2014 followed by a reissue of Deterioration Of Minds, both via Unique Leader Records. Preorder links and video clips to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
“The new SOREPTION album is going to rip faces. I mean hot damn! Those riffs! The Swedes in SOREPTION are up there with Obscura, Gorod and Psycroptic at the upper echelon of the crowded tech-death pack, no doubt. Can’t wait to headbang furiously to this the minute it comes out!” — MetalSucks