Release DetailsLABEL Basement Apes Industries
RELEASED ON 1/1/2003
Superstatic Revolution/Submerge split
posted on 6/2003 By:
From Basement Apes Industries we here at MetalReview.com have received a four song split from Superstatic Revolution, who I believe are French, and Submerge, who are definitely French. Each band contributed two songs to the effort, which clocked in at a marathon-like 12 minutes in total. The production on both is pretty rough and bottom-end heavy. Superstatic Revolution play a chaotic breed of metal, reminiscent of the spastic sounds of older Dillinger Escape Plan material before they got heavily into the jazzy/progressive stuff. The vocals are purely performed in a painful scream. The first of their two, entitled "The Satisfaction of Seeing Us Breakdown", is nearly atmospheric in its chaos, like an extreme version of a latter-day Deftones song. The drummer utterly beats the crap out of the skins. There are two unexpected quiet breaks in the song, the first to play an actual normal-speed riff and the second to insert some heavy doom chords. Their second song, "Originally Recorded in 1997", is more crushing than frantic, with some dirty grooves early on. Personally, I prefer this song as it's a bit more coherent, but both are pretty effective. Submerge's sound is much closer to death metal, with vocals carried out in a lower, growled register. They keep things short and sweet, with two songs in under five minutes. The first track, "Light Motive", starts off with some dissonant death metal riffage, but towards the end the music almost gets cheerful. Pick a mood and stick with it, the first half of the song is quite good. The second song is the longer of the two, "Death Never Sleeps". Again, it opens up with a strong riff, and there's a bass-heavy interlude in the middle. Not a bad song, and it’s pretty intense. Out of the two I'd say I enjoyed Superstatic Revolution's chaotic sound a bit more, but both bands need a little more polishing. They both show the potential to make a dent in the metal scene, so hopefully a little more experience will work wonders with the songwriting and approach. A short listen indeed, yet not too shabby!
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