Around four months ago, the track “Des Rêves Noirs” introduced me to the captivating world of these Swiss gentlemen. Following my instincts, I delved deeper into their musical repertoire, culminating in multiple listens of their latest studio album, Apoptose. In fact, Apoptose has become my recent most listened album by far for professional curiosity, and today, I finally take the time to share my perspective with you.
First and foremost, Science of Disorder struck a chord with me from the very beginning, and this initial admiration has only grown stronger during this time. Their professionalism, production standards, and resonant, low-tuned guitar work that evokes the spirit of the 2000s – reminiscent of Korn – left a lasting impression. As I delved into their backgrounds and immersed myself in their latest offering on different occasions, it became evident that Science of Disorder stands as one of the promising Swiss metal bands that can earn global recognition in the future.
Apoptose‘s musical journey embraces a rich tapestry of influences, weaving together threads of old-school and contemporary metal. Within its fabric, you can discern echoes of 90s heavy and thrash metal, 2000s groove and alternative metal, all interwoven with a modern and sometimes extreme metal approach – firmly rooted in that distinctive 2000s sound. The Swiss ensemble is talented enough to seamlessly incorporate these elements, enhanced by modern production techniques, down-tuned guitars, a fat, nu-metal-inspired bass, and commanding drum patterns. These elements provide the necessary foundation for the characteristic vocals of Jerome Thomas, the distinctive hallmark of the band’s musical identity.
Regarding production, Apoptose follows a secure path, maintaining a sense of familiarity without limiting the band’s willingness to explore the doom, groove, alternative, or extreme metal zones in their musicality. It feels to me that the instruments were captured live, each tone masterfully honed, allowing this album to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with genre leaders. Science of Disorder’s music demands acknowledgment for its universally appealing sonic palette, once again affirming their position as experienced and accomplished musicians.
Lastly, the character that Science of Disorder brings to life in “Des Rêves Noirs” sets them apart from their peers, creating a distinctive identity in contrast to their other groovy material. Wrapped in mystery, with hints of dark French and Scandinavian vibes, and featuring captivating dialog vocals, the track invites you into a thrilling world that left me wanting more.