In Permanent Twilight
Review by JD on July 23, 2012.
A basic blind review is the toughest one to do. You have little info on the band and a CD in hand and this sinking feeling that you might just screw up the whole damned thing. The band known as Usurpress is one of those bands. I had nearly squat to go on, then I used my powers of research training and I found some info, yet the music discovered was pretty much an enigma.
Usurpress is a Swedish Crust/Death/Sludge Metal act that wields short bursts of metallic aggressions with a not-so-subtle undertone of punk added in. The resulting music is the blood spattered mutant of all of these styles that come at you with such viciousness... then the reality of how good they are comes up. I shake my head as I explain the answer to this very important question. It is not what this band might hope I write.
Each of the eight Usurpress songs are short, heavy and loud, but it dos not make it very good in the end. With very redundant and uninspired riffing to go along with a vocalist that sounds like the Cookie Monster getting a internal prostate exam with a power drill. To say that this is a let down is just one part of it. Add in the so drum machine like drumming and poor bass riffs and you get a album that I struggled eve to listen to once.
I looked for any redeeming qualities that I could find for quite a long time and the only one I see is that the album is thankfully over. Crust Metal my ass!! This is plain and simply crap Metal. I was hoping this band might be something of a treasure that would give me some pleasant surprises but it has turned out to be nothing but fools gold and foolish dreams. I think we need to suppress Usurpress, and hope they realize how bad they are and vanish from the face of the Earth. I hate being like this, but it is my truth.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 2.2 out of 10