REPLACIRE are now streaming their complete forthcoming album ‘Do Not Deviate’, which has been slated for release on March 17th.
REPLACIRE comment: “Every note on this record was scrutinized for intent and purpose. This resulted in shorter, heavier songs, but they still retain the density that fans of extreme music can appreciate over multiple listens. We would devote entire weeks to writing and arranging. Some songs came together after a couple hours, others took days on end before they were completed. Several tracks never made it to the record despite multiple re-writes. We ended up with an intense record; a weird, cerebral, and crushing metal album that people will hopefully latch onto.”
Artwork and track-list of ‘Do Not Deviate’ can both be viewed below.
02. Act, Reenact
03. Built Upon the Grave of He Who Bends
04. Any Promise
05. Cold Repeater
07. Moonbred Chains
08. Do Not Deviate
09. Spider Song
10. Traveling Through Abyss
11. Enough for One
‘Do Not Deviate’ is a vicious beast. Relentlessly attacking and pushing forward. Yet REPLACIRE combine aggression with technical intricacy and lace their harsh death metal not only with the usual genre elements such as cascading syncopated breaks, odd-time signatures, and jazzy moments, but also inject a clever elegance, which is quite reminiscent of Chuck Schuldiner’s DEATH under the influence of CYNIC. The band’s obvious technical prowess is harnessed by the needs of good songwriting as opposed to self-indulgent musical masturbation.
REPLACIRE is the brainchild of guitarist Eric Alper, who founded the band in 2010. The American tech metal prodigies hailing from Boston, Massachusetts self-released their debut full-length ‘The Human Burden’ in 2012. The album’s unique and wide-ranging material was an ambitious statement of intent that quickly established the New Englanders as a must-follow heavy act in their corner of the US. REPLACIRE quickly went on to push the boundaries by touring extensively throughout the Northeast and supporting such heavyweights as BEYOND CREATION, HATE ETERNAL, MISERY INDEX, and ARTIFICIAL BRAIN among others.
Now, REPLACIRE are ready to take on the word with their sophomore full-length. It is easy to predict that ‘Do Not Deviate’ will be an early milestone for technical metal in 2017 and bound to end up on many best of lists of that year. You don’t want to take our word for it? Well, just give it a spin and listen carefully.
Eric Alper – guitar
Zach Baskin – bass
Evan Berry – vocals
Poh Hock – lead guitar (live)
Kendal “Pariah” Divoll – drums (live)