RESURGENCY - No Worlds... nor Gods Beyond (F.D.A. Records - LP 2017)
It's been a while since the debut album of came out. "False Enlightenment" was released in 2012, so it took five years to unleash their second full length "No Worlds... nor Gods Beyond". In the they changed the label - for F.D.A. Records. There was also a change... But musically not much has changed at all and if you remember their brutal, mostly fast paced, insanely vicious death metal from "False Enlightenment", then you could expect its continuation.
Which is absolutely fine for me, I enjoyed their debut and I also enjoy this second attack, even though I cannot say that music is anything exceptional in the field of death metal. Nope, it's not, but if you want to hear some solid, well arranged and played death metal in the vein of Sinister, Morbid Angel, Malevolent Creation, Deicide, Monstrosity and Vader, then this album is for you! As such, it doesn't surprise or offer things, which you wouldn't already know from this style of playing, but I can guarantee the band did good work here and this material is solid and brutal as hell. I absolutely love these intense, utterly vicious and aggressive riffs, which not only have a nice old school vibe, but also bring an evil, dark atmosphere, which I always like to hear in death metal. A lot of the music is quite memorable, despite its violent and aggressive nature, so just like in Vader, you can be sure than these riffs will stick in your head for a long time. And the faster the music is, the more powerful and effective it sounds, especially with that top-notch production and brilliant drumming.
So, pure straight forward, intense death metal is here. And it sounds damn solid and enjoyable in my opinion. If you're a fan of any of the bands I mentioned above, make sure you get "No Worlds... nor Gods Beyond".
Standout tracks: "Thresholds of Infinite Pain", "Progenitors of Suffering", "Through the Gate Inside Not"