Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Murder Construct - "Results" Review

Release Date: August 28, 2012
Relaspse Records

Those of you expecting a mediocre album by another supergroup will immediately think otherwise with this record from California’s Murder Construct. "Results", the band’s first full length, delivers exactly what the title offers. The band features great names such as Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Leon del Muerte (Exhumed, ex-Phobia), Kevin Fetus (Watch Me Burn), Caleb Schneider (Bad Acid Trip) and Danny Walker (Intronaut, Exhumed).
As a longtime listener of Cattle Decapitation, I must say this is easily one of the best recordings done by frontman Travis Ryan in addition to the newest Cattle Decap album that dropped only four months before the release of "Results". Though the lyrical content isn’t as gore-concentrated as Ryan’s previous work, his vocal tones and patterns have only progressed thus far especially on tracks like “Mercy Mercy” and “Compelled by Mediocrity”. 2012 may as well be the year of Travis Ryan.
When Danny Walker isn’t unleashing blast beats to the listener, there are moments where the changeups will truly catch the listener off guard. On “Malicious Guilt”, the band keeps switching between mid-tempo death metal and straight up grindcore more often then I can count. “Feign Ignorance” does the same, but adds some tech-death fills into the mix. For a project like this, the drumming has a very high bar to hit. Walker nailed that bar and then some.
All in all, this is some ridiculously good deathgrind definitely worth picking up. It’s a shame the members are too involved in their other bands to really give this record the touring cycle it deserves. Easily in 2012’s top ten.


1 comment:

  1. killer band.. great live show too .. stoked for this one.