Album Review: Deconstructing Sequence – Cosmic Progression: An Agonizing Journey Through Oddities of Space (Via Nocturna)

Progressive blackened death metal band Deconstructing Sequence will release Cosmic Progression: An Agonizing Journey Through Oddities of Space on the 16th of March 2018 on Via Nocturna. The album is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2014 EP Access Code.

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The futuristic style that encompasses Deconstructing Sequence’s new album is evident from the very moment Lifeforce Awakens begins. Complex riffs, savage vocals, epic other-worldly effects & an passionate, bruising drum beat. A drop into soft melody doesn’t damage the impact left as this opener begins the slow descent into the black hole that this album has created.

It’s an epic effort involving detailed story-telling, something Deconstructing Sequence excel at.

The firey speed that comes out of tracks like V4641 Sgr is near impossible to comprehend. Deconstructing Sequence provide a level of technical intensity that few bands can match. Picking elements out is no easy task but the more you listen, the more order you find amongst the chaotic industrial-tinged sound.

There is no getting used to the album as each song treds a different path in some way or another. Not wildly different & always built around the same imposing sound of progressive death metal but with little touches that mark them out. My Way Through the Stars is a more straight-forward heavy number with flashes of spoken word. Dark Matter brings harder hooks as well as some of the best melodic moments of the entire album. Luminous (In The Process of Merging) is every bit as fascinating & puzzling as you will have come to expect by this stage.

The album is 9 tracks and nearly an hour long. Considering how much there is to take in & analyse it does begin to wane a little in the latter few songs. Heading to the Virgo Constellation in particular lacks a memorable hook & is a bit short on imagination by contrast to the majority of the album.

Thankfully the penultimate track, Supernova (The Battle for Matter Begins) delivers a fascinating blend of spacey effects, futuristic riffs & epicness. If you’re wondering just what Deconstructing Sequence sound like, this is the track to check out.

An absolutely huge album ends with Run Starchild…You are Free Now! A sweet & sombre melody makes it clear that we’ve reached the end of the journey & the black hole is about to swallow us up.

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Deconstructing Sequence – Cosmic Progression: An Agonizing Journey Through Oddities of Space Full Track Listing:

1. Lifeforce Awakens
2. V4641 Sgr
3. Memories of the Sun, Memories of the Earth
4. My Way Through the Stars
5. Dark Matter
6. Luminous (In The Process of Merging)
7. Heading to the Virgo Constellation
8. Supernova (The Battle for Matter Begins)
9. Run Starchild…You are Free Now!

You can order the album now via Via Nocturna and find out more about the band on Facebook.




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