HistoryMontreal’s Insect was hatched in 2004 and issued a demo called Lay the Blackness Upon... by 2006. Cedric was the last of the four original members to join. The band signed to Prodisk and issued an album called Domesticated By (The) Disease in 2007. The album was engineered and mixed by French producer JB and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side in New York.
INSECT - DOMESTICATED BY (THE) DISEASE - CAUSTIC RHYTHMS/PRODISK
Insect is an interesting band for many reasons, but the primary one might be this: Insect is a difficult collective to pin down, both in an artistic and stylistic sense. Sonically made up of Dillinger Escape Plan-esque mathcore, the depression and dirge of Khanate or Cortisol and all sorts of high-flying black metal moments, Insect is a roving beast that is at once everywhere and nowhere, all the while documenting those intense pathways. Domesticated By (The) Diseases is filled with many forceful, epic, sweeping moments that, at times, are able to the listener to unique, but still discernable, heights - it’s these diatribes that create Domesticated By (The) Disease’s aura of significance. Though several tracks on the record come off a bit flat, that might be because of the quality dispositions they’re surrounded by: that’s a testament to Insect’s song-writing ability at its best moments, no doubt. Insect is a unique band and given its non-conforming nature, it’ll be particularly interesting to see where the group takes itself next. - David Perri