False Enlightenment

Hailing from a country where professional boxing is illegal, Resurgency certainly doesn’t pull any punches with their debut album False Enlightenment. A relentless slab of punishing death metal this is, Resurgency has clearly demonstrated that they have zero intentions of employing the overly technical or melodic angle of the genre. And that’s a bonus for the listener because neither of those two elements would fit with any of the ten songs that comprise False Enlightenment.

Right from the start, after the somewhat spooky intro, the Greeks bombard the listener with a crippling, non-stop attack similar to those found on your typical Sinister, Krisiun, and Monstrosity albums. And when Resurgency slow things down a little to add some extra heaviness to their attrition, Disincarnate springs to mind. With that said, it’s nearly impossible to find anything on False Enlightenment that is even remotely original, though they play the brand of metal they clearly enjoy extremely well.

The album last just a hair longer than 40 minutes and since the band is set on attack mode from start to finish, there isn’t a whole heck of a lot of variety. Point being, most of the songs tend to jumble into one another, making for an album that tends to grow a bit stale toward the end.

It’s not a boring album by any means and it’s certainly not terrible, especially for fans of the aforementioned acts that Resurgency has appeared to model themselves after. But like the Sinisters, Monstrositys, and Krisiuns of the world, their material doesn’t have a long shelf life because of the lack of depth to the music (for the most part). Still, False Enlightenment is a solid death metal album and one that should satiate the appetites of those waiting for the next monster to be released from the genre’s big dogs.

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Written by Mike Sloan
July 18th, 2012


  1. Commented by: Cynicgods

    You don’t seem to like this style of death metal but hey, you gave it a shot. Me? I love it. Sounds very Dutch/Sinister/Houwitser-y. In my book that equals death metal of the finest quality. Or in other words, this is an insta-buy.

  2. Commented by: E. Thomas

    checked this out- is OK- yeah, HUGE Sinister influence

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