6/25/2004 - Review by: MM
Nova Lex - Resurgenic - 2004 - Testing Point
Reviewed by: MM
|Track Listing1. Resurgenic|
2. Falling Souls
3. Internal Truth
4. Digital Consequence
5. Wings of Cecropia
Nova Lex is a band courtesy of Testing Point Records that stands to make a mark on both heavy metal and industrial music. Comprised of two men – Adam Josker and Luke Caviola – Nova Lex is the result of a duo with experience to spare in the world of metal coming together to express their own creativity. As a result, Resurgenic
plays like a breath of fresh air in today’s metal scene.
The first (and title) track, “Resurgenic”, shows firsthand what the band is about. Starting with a computer sample, “Resurgenic” quickly incorporates cold industrialism with powerful crunching guitars and soaring vocals that immediately places them above many of their peers simply for incorporating the genres so seamlessly. To make things more interesting, the vocals slip from melody to a death growl in the blink of an eye and back without missing a beat nor having it sound forced. Not an easy trick to accomplish (despite how many bands do it nowadays), but Nova Lex not only pulls it off but incorporates it into what they do well.
That MO carries the rest of the EP, and the result is a very enjoyable experience. All of the songs bristle with energy as a result of the combination, including a breakneck “closing” instrumental in “Wings of Cecropia”. After that, keep an eye out for bonus tracks ripe with atmospheric experimentation. There are a total of four, making the EP almost a full-fledged album release.
If you’re looking for something different and refreshing – and a great way to show your “street cred” to your friends – head to www.testingpointrecords.com/
and check out what the band has to offer.