Deconstructing Sequence formed in 2013 after the split of Northwail, and this UK/Poland outfit are now unleashing their new EP of 'extreme progressive art' titled Access Code. Combining elements of death metal, black metal, progressive metal, industrial, and avant-garde, Morph (guitars, vocals, sequencing, synths), Tiberius (lead guitar, bass, vocals), and J. Nerezo (drums) have crafted two enjoyable tunes here that might have a little bit too much going on for some, but you have to give them credit for trying to inject something new in the extreme metal genre. You can hear little bits of Emperor, Akercocke, Nile, Immolation, and Fear Factory at times, but for the most part these guys are really trying to do something different. Opening cut "A Habitable World is Found" is a chaotic, post apocalyptic miasma of crushing riffs, shimmering synths, blasting drums, clean & growling vocals, and female 'newscast' narratives. "We Have the Access Code" sees churning riffs combating futuristic, almost industrial type arrangements (think early Fear Factory meets Emperor...sort of) with effective growling popping in and out of the mix and an undercoating of tricky rhythms. The middle section drops in plenty of creepy atmosphere before the band launches back in with some insane technical death metal. Like I said earlier, the music is kind of all over the place, but in a good way, and those wanting to hear some new extreme metal with a twist will be advised to seek this band out.
1) A Habitable World is Found
2) We Have the Access Code