Lost In Alaska: Time Of Solution EP

A sonic canker as contaminating as it is toweringly impressive, the Time Of Solution EP from Russian deathcore band Lost In Alaska is a magnificent and rewarding assault on the senses. It devours and consumes with enterprise and skilled invention to leave one gasping for breath but basking in the intrusive experience.

Formed in 2008, Lost In Alaska consists of five musicians who ‘took up one of the heaviest directions in music to express what they actually feel – that was the pain of disappointment and pain of salvation.’ They immediately set about creating music which would demand and earn strong attention and responses, their debut EP Words Full Of Ice of 2009 a well received piece of brutality from fans and fellow local bands alike. Similarly their debut album of last year Zodiac lifted their stock to build on their enhanced and elevated reputation across the years from their immense shows and performances alongside the likes of Norma Jean, Caliban, Napalm Death, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Sonic Syndicate, and Tasters Choice. Recently the band signed a management deal with GlobMetal Promotions and whilst listening to Time Of Solution you can only feel this is the time of and big step into the widest recognition, certainly the key to its lock. Consisting of three colossal tracks of power and invention, the release out via Headxplode Records, is a devastating and rewarding slab of nasty, vindictive, and satisfying intensity.

     The Inevitable Changes is the first to bruise the ears and beyond, its incendiary energy and abrasive guitar flames instantly mesmeric and eager to continue their charm from within the soon to envelop and blister thunderous rhythms and annihilatory riffs. The emerging groove is irresistible and still whispers in the ear when it makes way for the offensive beats and sonic intrusions. Though a full abrasion and dripping malice, the song shares a great melodic solo which is as cutting as the forceful weight of the assault surrounding it is oppressive, the song greedy to engage and intimidate. Ivan Nikolaev growls and scowls with anger and spite, his vocals dripping bile from each syllable to match and drive further the aggression and vindictive nature of the track.

It is a taunting and barbarous beginning easily supported by the title track. It is another insatiable absorption of light and safety, the carnivorous bass and vicious rhythms gnawing and resonating bone whilst the guitars of Maxim Zadorin and Vladislav Suharev scar and set flame to the senses with their sonic fires and imaginative unpredictable ingenuity. Like the release as a whole, the song twists and turns without warning but ensures the onslaught never loses its impact or might. Like the first it is unrelenting and leaves thoughts and senses mere husks beneath its violent tempest.

The closing Pursuit Of Happiness is no different, its effect and immense strength a continuation of previous songs though its body is distinct in its structure and gait with a breath as inventively depraved and wonderfully corrupt as before. The pulsating air of the song burns like acid within the molten fire of energy and aggression to bring further variety and imagination to the release. As across the EP the drums of Antony Poddyachiy show no mercy or lack of invention whilst bassist Alex Kurochkin is a hungry beast snarling and biting from within the collision of hateful intensity and unbridled aggression.

The Time Of Solution EP is an outstanding release showing that Lost In Alaska is one of the more accomplished and impressive deathcore bands around, there time is nigh.


RingMaster 15/10/2012

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