Review: AeSect – Beneath the Undergrowth (EP Review)
After seeing AeSect shake Fibbers up last week, TT decided it was high time we checked out their debut EP, Beneath the Undergrowth; which has just been released as a free download. With five tracks and high expectations, it’s time for metal!
Opening tune, ‘Baal’ is a very strong start. Bruising heaviness mixed with metal/hardcore vocals; the band immediately set a high bar for themselves and the EP. ‘Snipe the Lamb’ continues the assault with extreme speed and pounding aggression. At times the vocals impose themselves a little too strongly but a crackin’ tune none the less. The title track is next and there’s a little drop in the impact. The song seems too disjointed, too sparse to really hammer the point home.
The opening riff to ‘Bite the Curb’ seems to bring the EP back on course, until you spend one minute being yelled at to ‘Bitteee the Cuuurb Bhoyy, just bite the f**king curb’. Don’t get me wrong, it brings back American History X memories and all, which is always….. fun; but again this song lets itself-down and seems to drag out and slow the enjoyment. ‘The God Delusion’ is last up and kicks off with yet another sweet intro; something AeSect are clearly amazing at. Mostly the song is strong but dragged out choruses and unsettlingly mediocre lyrics again cast a shadow.
There are some insanely good moments on this release, but on the second half they are overshadowed with some major weak points. Musically and the lyrically the last three songs could all do with improvements before going on to a full length album. The opening two songs and the band’s live performance show undeniable talent and skill. AeSect just need to ensure they get that across on their recordings.
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