Published Jan 01, 2006Winnipegs Malefaction solidified the fact that they are one of Canadas best metal acts with their last album, Crush the Dream. Now with this lengthily titled disc, theyre following up with an album even more ferocious than the last, with more memorable songs to boot. "I think its definitely got more happening with it, arrangement-wise, says vocalist Travis Tomchuk. "Its a bit more of an interesting listen. As for the production [by Propagandhis Chris Hannah], Clints guitar sounds insane, and you can actually hear everything hes doing. The band combine the best elements of heavy hardcore and manic grindcore, sacrificing none of the formers punishing pummel or the latters blistering speed. This release puts most of Canadas more well-known metal acts to shame. And if the music doesnt bend your brain, Tomchuks politically aware lyrics, the driving force behind the whole beast, will. "Were more metal than anything else, and with most metal bands being totally apolitical and having nothing of any real relevance to say, I guess that potentially theres a greater audience out there to pick up one of our records, read the lyrics and have some kind of awakening. Its happened, says Tomchuk. But the old question looms shouldnt we be able to understand these words of wisdom? "I think if youre a fan of that kind of music, regardless of whether the bands singing about smashing the state or worshipping Satan, people are still going to check out the lyrics. Maybe even more so if theyre indecipherable.