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Released: 2010, Unsigned
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Subversion are an unsigned six piece experimental metal band hailing from the South East UK who are currently in the process of completing their debut album ‘Lest We Forget' but we were able to get hold of their EP for what we can look forward to hearing in the future.
I have to say that Subversions EP hit so many good spots in my musical likes list that it’s quite phenomenal. Fusing a multitude of sounds, it’s a very experimental sound but there is something here for everyone, whether you like technicality, melody or balls to the wall metal with anthemic qualities, it’s here.
The groove and the interchanging groove of the music backbone in this band is of a very high quality, there are a couple of extreme shifts in groove in the first two tracks of this EP, but it flows completely without loosing you as a listener. The vocals are also some of the best I’ve heard in the melodic department, totally soaring and accompanying the extreme screams. The sound they have achieved on their instruments is also perfectly fitting for this sound that they have found, with all of them perfectly fitting into the sound-scape. The production on this EP is of a very good quality, I can’t wait to hear the album that these guys are locked away recording. A stand out track for me on this EP would be either "Treason" or "Seizure".
My overall viewpoint of this EP is that it is a perfect launch pad for bigger things for these guys; they have a sound that is unique and can take them far if they hone their craft. Definitely take some time to give this band a listen.
- by Danny Draper
1 – Treason
2 – Seizure
3 – Te Odio
4 – Lest We Forget
Spencer - Vocals
Chaz - Keys/Vox
Kai - Guitars/Vox
Sean (Mong) - Guitars
Rich - Bass
Steve Cross - Drums
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