Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Besegra: Infortunium (2013)
Besegra is a Canadian thrash/melodic death metal band releasing their first recorded material on this six-song EP. I will give the band credit for their energy on this release. The band typically plays fast-paced thrash metal with a lot of enthusiasm and winding riffs. Leads and solos twist and turn throughout the EP. The vocals are consistently delivered in a rougher style. They do not really have much in the way of dynamics throughout the EP.
Besegra does slow things down once in awhile. It is there that they play a softer melody, usually by the lead guitar before leading back into the heavier, faster sections. However these slow sections come across as largely unnecessary. Perhaps if the band was a little bit better at making the segue not feel as jarring, it would work a little better.
Besegra are very talented musicians, but they have a little bit of trouble making cohesive musical choices. They are a young band so the chance is there that the band will improve over time.