2. Process of Drowning
3. Invictus, Unconquered
4. In Trenches
5. Lost At Sea
7. Gamorrah Reborn
8. Lagrange Pointe
9. The Wandering
10. Polaris Breach
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Bermuda’s first full-length is a journey. When I first decided to hit play, I was bored with my life at the time. I needed something new. I was sitting down in a chair watching cars pass by on the road. The music didn’t really add much to the scenery. Once in a great while, I’d nod my head to one of Bermuda's destructive breakdowns, but other than that, I stayed bored. What really bored me was the fact that the man screaming at me sounded like he was shouting in a mud puddle. About halfway through, I decided enough was enough and had to turn it off. No more listening to someone gargle down some dirty water.
Fast forward thirty minutes and I remembered I had started something. I committed to this record. It was my personal quest to listen to it fully and write out my feelings for The Wandering. I started where I left off, right around “La Grange.” Immediately surprised, I decided maybe this band had something going for them. The musicianship was pretty top-notch for a band of this style.
To get a better handle on the path I was supposed to take, I looked into what others had to say about the band. Many were praising them, giving Bermuda stellar reviews, while I just really wasn’t getting it. My favorite part of the record, the clean vocals which are used nowhere near enough, was the one thing everyone wished hadn’t been put on the record. Even though they might take away from the brutality of the record, they add a lot of flavor to it.
If you’re a fan of any of the djent-driven bands lately, this is something you need to grab. The guitarists’ skill might be the first thing to steal your attention away, or maybe the vocals will make you do the same thing I did. If it’s the latter, I ask you to just give this a shot because this album flows together nicely. This band is lacking something right now to really put them at the top of this genre, but in an album or two, who knows where they’ll be. Don't let a lackadaisical attitude or boredom with life keep you from hearing this or truly giving it a chance. I almost let this slip by, but I'm glad I didn't.