Hailing from France is Remote, and their style of play is hardcore mixed with dark noise and the sound that you get when those two are combined is something that is entirely chaotic and shredding. Not only does Remote try to destroy you with the sheer intensity of hardcore, but they also try to destroy your soul by adding that dark noise element which makes their music that much more oppressive and sinister. Resilient is a chaotic album that twists and turns to the point where you don’t know what kind of sound you will be getting next.
Resilient is a malicious album that is pumped full of rage and hate among other very negative elements, and when those are combined with oppressive, bleak and sinister music, you get a sound that is heavy and soul breaking. Upon listening you become shrouded in despair and utter darkness and you will be lucky if you come out of the dismal fog alive. This is a massive and immersive album for a hardcore album as it sucks you in and doesn’t let you leave until the final note has been played.
Right out of the gate, Resilient gets you headbanging with feverish intent until you snap your neck and bruise your brain. Each violent song rolls right on to the next never really giving you a break. Remote doesn’t stop as they do their best to steamroll you into oblivion, and each song is just as oppressive, violent and sinister as the last. You may need corrective surgery after you are done listening and done headbanging to this record, and the reason for that is that not only is Remote heavy-which is why you’re headbanging-but they change tempos and sounds at the drop of a hat.
Through each song Remote gives you a different look and sound so you never hear the same thing twice. Remote does a great job of mixing tempos and sounds and changing them at will so you never really know what you will be hearing from one minute to the next, which is why you may need corrective surgery after listening. You can be headbanging to one thing one moment, and the next you will have to switch and headbang at a different pace to match the music. Remote keeps you guessing and gives you something new and different to listen to with each and every song and that keeps you intrigued and listening all throughout.
Not only does Remote provide you with heavy and harsh sounds, but they provide you with dismal and bleak atmospheres as well. Each atmosphere that they provide for each song is just as potent and powerful as the chaotic hardcore is that they dish out. As I mentioned at the start, Remote not only try to break you by pummeling you repeatedly and relentlessly, but they try to break you with a harsh and detrimental atmosphere as well. With the harsh atmospheres coupled with the chaotic hardcore noise, you get a listen that is unique and all together heavy.
Overall, Resilient is a great listen and an interesting one at that. Remote provides you with many different layers to their sound and they make every single one of those layers and elements work together seamlessly to provide you with a great listen and a complete and cohesive album. Resilient is a heavy and harsh listen, and simply put, the listen is a great one.