ARTIST:

S.U.P.

(FRANCE)
TITLE:

DISSYMMETRY

(2019)
LABEL:

OVERPOWERED RECORDS

GENRE:

DEATH METAL

TAGS:
Concept-album, Growl, Low vocals, Melancholic, Opera-Rock
"Dissymmetry is a terrifying and moving masterpiece, dark and clear, dressed in sepulchral melodies."
THIBAUTK (17.05.2019)  
5/5
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With a metronomic regularity, S.U.P. writes striking albums, masterpieces that follow one another without ever being the same. The members of the band delivered nuggets that oscillate between cold, cybernetic and gloomy Gothic ("Chronophobia", "Hegemony") and intense, aggressive and macabre fireworks ("CU3E", "Incubation"). The musicians wrap their music in stories worthy of David Lynch or David Cronenberg, where the duality between body and mind, between robotics and the carnal hovers. "Dissymmetry" their new album blurs these boundaries, as well as those between Gothic and death.

There are many contrasts, between pleasure and pain, fury and sweetness, light and darkness, sensuality and ferocity... like the two facets of a fragmented personality, like the two faces of twin identities finally united. S.U.P. plays with a gloomy theme when his central character amputates his arm to recreate it. But beyond this theme of horror, the variations are disturbing in their intensity and diversity. Where "Hegemony" or "Chronophobia" seemed straight, the path of "Dissymmetry" is tortuous and hits opposite worlds: the flamboyant gothic ('Exicison'), the heavy stifling ('The Chasm and Chronography' or'Sunless Rest'), the angelic melody ('Cathedra'), the cyclic loops ('Hypgnagogic Hop'), the electro layers ('The Empty Chair') or the melancholy of the words ('The Day Of Final Hope').

S.U.P. thus desacralizes the human being, transgresses taboos and brutalizes minds, not to degrade the being, but on the contrary, like a melodic outlet, to elevate and calm it. The dark melodies are omnipresent, the clear voices and grunt too. 'Excision' is the ideal materialization, being melodic, unhealthy and intense. The fan will also find the forces of the formation and its stifling phantasmagorical universe, ennobled by aerial atmospheres ('Tribulation').

S.U.P. plays with contrasts, opposes the supreme heavy and the touching grace ('Sunless Rest'). The soft harmonies shine through the melancholic arpeggios when the intensity fades away in front of the emotion. Finally, in this opaque and hard concept, the opus contrasts its direct music with a few fine synthesizer notes ('The Empty Chair').

After an obscure "Hegemony", the band proposes a humanist album. The musicians who have been juggling with S.U.P. and Supuration for years now seem to want to merge them into a single musical expression: here the thick riffs mix with hypnotic rhythms, the very many raspy vocals summon the soul of Supuration. In short "Dissymmetry" is a masterpiece that brings together the best of both groups: terror and emotion, darkness and clarity, tenderness and intensity.


More informations on http://www.supuration.fr/



SIMILAR BANDS:
CYNIC, PESTILENCE, VOIVOD


TRACK LISTING:
01. Intro Dissymmetry
02. The Chasm And The Chronograph
03. Sunless Rest
04. Cathedra
05. Tribulation
06. Hypnagogic Hop
07. Excision
08. The Day Of Final Hope
09. Pipedream
10. The Empty Chair

LINEUP:
Fabrice Loez: Guitares
Frédéric Fievez: Basse
Ludovic Loez: Chant / Guitares / Basse / Claviers
Thierry Berger: Batterie
   
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