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The Esoteric - Subverter Review

by Mike Rapin

An outpouring absolutely frenzied roars of near lunacy, The Esoteric hits you with their latest album Subverter. I wasn't sure what to say about this album at the get-go, but I'm going to go with these words: severe, benign, harmonious, and rapine (similar to my last name, but not the same).

The entirety of the album jumps back and forth between nice and happy to semi-brutal and heavy, all of which may give a listener slight head trauma--nothing serious of course. I will say that at some points, the little "cool downs" are nice, but if you're looking for full on "tearin' up yo s***" music, you may want to skip a few tracks here and there.

Before I end this, I want to mention the vocals on the album: Mr. Steve Cruz seriously has some cool vocal chords in his throat. The scratchy and hoarse tone of Cruz's voice give a real creepy overtone to the drone/hardcore sound of the rest of the band.

I'll call this one done with one last line: The Esoteric delivers a catchy and heavy album and is able to capture a mix of sounds leaving listeners headbanging and/or hardcore dancing.

Track Listing:
1. Destroy, She Said
2. Science Is Sexy
3. Language Is A Virus
4. Shipyards Of Foreign Cities
5. We Will Not Be Convinced
6. Don't Waste Guts
7. Our Exquisite Corpse
8. Nothing Remains The Same
9. You Are Execution
10. Clone Culture and The Cut-Up Method

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The Esoteric - Subverter

Label:Prosthetic Records

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