Genre: Death Metal
Label: F.D.A. Recotz
This is the second album for the death metal brothers Resurgency, five years after their promising debut “False Enlightenment”. As there was a big gap between the 2 albums, the expectations were high. First thing to mention is that the band comes with two new members in its roster, Panos Spanos on guitars (well-known in the Greek metal scene: ex-Suicidal Angels, Exarsis) and George Trakas on the drums (ex- Mass Infection, Blustery Caveat). Experience and talent. Futhermore, the group moved to a new label, F.D.A Rekotz, which is bigger and has built a great name for its death metal releases throughout the last years. OK so far, but what about music? Well, Resurgency leads their path on the right way. Keeping the best elements out of their debut and improving some basic aspects such as sound production quality, they managed to release a very good album for us to talk about. ”No worlds…” contains nine songs, generally faster and more mature than those in “False Enlightenment”; the album contains great drumming, normal use of blast-beats, very good riffing, excellent sounding bass lines, and of course John’s cool death metal vocals. The Morbid Angel- like ”Through the Gate Inside Not” with the amazing leads, the instrumental “Permutation Rites”, the self-titled, and of course “Celestial Commemoration” are definitely the highlights. Sinister, Morbid Angel, primitive Deicide alongside with a taste of Malevolent Creation, Monstrosity and Vader are the main influences of the band, filtered excellently and through a unique, personal sound. The album’s artwork is by Raul Gonzalez, who has also worked with bands like Master, Stormwitch, Horrendous, Ataraxy, Morbus Chron and many more. Resurgency are back, with a great album – one of the best death metal releases in 2017 so far. ”No worlds…” looks straight in the eye of the also great releases by Obituary, Sinister and Firespawn. Pleasantly good album indeed!