Hatred Surge – Deconstruct (2009)

“Whenever deconstruction finds a nutshell—a secure axiom or a pithy maxim—the very idea is to crack it open and disturb this tranquility. Indeed, that is a good rule of thumb in deconstruction. That is what deconstruction is all about, its very meaning and mission, if it has any. One might even say that cracking nutshells is what deconstruction is.”

If the meaning of deconstruction, as coined initially be Derrida, is anything to go by then Hatred Surges’s Deconstruct release is as textbook as an example can be. As a concept it seeks to unfurrow and break down the fundamental presumptions that plague anything and everything. Deconstruction of the mind, deconstruction of the body, deconstruction of the soul, deconstruction of society, deconstruction of the world, deconstruction of all life. Everything you know and rely on can be unwound and broken down into irreconcilable foundations. Hatred Surge play great fucking grind. From an audial perspective, the sludgey down-tuned guitars lay a groove only the pissed off vocals of Alex Hughes and Faiza Kracheni know how to echo. I am usually pretty suspect of powerviolence and grindcore releases in general because they tend to meld into one huge pot of mediocrity. They’re just pissed off, and I don’t rightly know why – but I’m glad they decided to channel that through Hatred Surge.

You'll find me in the vast wilderness of British Columbia, talking metal at LURKER, or working in publishing and front-end web/eBook development.

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