Jeff Abel, better known by his riveting Excision moniker, has released a gut-wrenchingly powerful album on his very own Rottun Recordings. Apex tallies Excision’s fourth album, and it’s plastered with 14 hard-hitting, heavy, and relentless tracks throughout. This entire album are sure to fare well at Excision’s forthcoming festivals, including Bass Canyon in Washington and Lost Lands in Ohio. I can only imagine how these tracks will sound on the custom PK Sound system for Lost Lands, which included a mind-warping 78 subwoofers.
Earlier this year, Excision linked up with Space Laces again to “Rumble” your speakers in an epic collaboration.
The entire album opens with jaw-dropping “Exterminate,” which certainly does just that. Sullivan King strums his way in on “Wake Up” and “Fight Through the Pain” to provide an earth-shattering blend of metal and Excision’s unforgiving dubstep sound. Messinian and Dion Timmer begin tying up the album with an impressive feature on “Hoods Up,” which saw a release late last year. Collaborations with perfectly paired artists like Space Laces, Illenium, Dion Timmer, the aforementioned Sullivan King, and more makes Apex to be one of Excision’s best albums to date.
“Working with up and coming talent is something I love doing because it brings a fresh perspective and set of ideas to the table, especially for someone who has been producing for as long as I have,” Excision told Billboard. “Blending genres with bass music and actually making it work in a cohesive way is always a challenge, but working with Sullivan was so easy due to how talented he is. The biggest challenge was getting the lyrics exactly where we wanted them, the rest of the songs practically wrote themselves once we got in a groove.”
Prepare yourselves for a truly bass-driven album that never ceases to amaze and baffle the mind.
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