British Colombia’s Resurgence was originally formed in 2007, but up until now they seem to have laid dormant up until just now with their debut full length Besieged. What it was that they have been up to since 2007 up until now I do not know, but that certainly does not matter as they deliver a beast of a full length with this new record of theirs. Besieged is an eight track sensory assault of nothing but pure and unrelenting death metal that will carve you up and feed you to the rabid wolves without so much of a thought.
Resurgence doesn’t seem to fit entirely in to any sub-genre of death metal, not technical death metal, old-school death or anything of the like. Instead, their heavy slaughtering sound seems to be one all their own, and man do they own it. Besieged is one hell of a powerful and monstrous record that grabs you by the throat only to shake you violently and lay you to rest in a dark and shallow grave. Each track not only is soaked in blood, but blood thirsty as well, and right after you press play all eight tracks barrel forth aiming for nothing but your throat. Besieged is brutal, raw, unrelenting and completely unapologetic in approach as it provides you with eight more than solid tracks that do nothing but devastate and cull the weak.
Each track is an all out assault and slaughtering as Resurgence gives you absolutely no time to react. Once Besieged begins you become pelted by nothing but incredibly twisted and malicious death that seems to want nothing more than to see your life leaving your body. With technical and razor sharp riffs come pulverizing and decimating drums that are only backed by hellish guttural vocals that would tear the throat out of just about anyone, you are treated to some thing barbaric and devastating. Everything on this record from the instrumentation to the production and beyond is executed very well providing you with a flesh cleaving and blood draining listen that leaves you feeling beaten to shit.
Besieged is a murderous and blood thirsty record that gifts to you eight deadly and life stealing tracks for your neck to twist and break to. This debut record is well put together and crafted and for a debut full length it is more than impressive. This chaotic brand of death is something to behold and something for death metal fans to really keep their eyes peeled for as this is not a record that you would wish to miss.
Besieged will be out August 1, 2017.