Earupt is a Belgian groove progressive alternative metal band with influences taken from all over the music scene. The groove-laden low-tuned guitars stands out, and a good clean and expressive voice is nice to hear. Earlier this year the four-pieces released their second, full length-album Elements. An album with much groove metal and some minor thrash elements and they also they add progressive influences. Actually Earupt`s music is difficult to categorize because the large variation in the music. Each member brings his own influences and insights to the song writing process which results in a rather nice music. The musicians says that they are ambitious as hell, world domination is their ultimate goal, at least in a Hello Kitty world! The track Hooked On Life,
The music texture of Earupt makes a nice flow of Roots era Sepultura sounding groove metal. In addition with hints of Fear Factory, Foo Fighters, QOTSA and even Machine Head, but First and foremost, Earupt is themselves. The compositions are sometimes built on convoluted structures, and are sometimes closer to the progressive and frenzied rhythms. Powerful catchy melodic vocals supported by a tight rhythm section. The title of the album Elements was inspired by the wonderful nature mother earth has to offer. The title track is a good example of their love for progressive and alternative influences in their songs. This can also be heard on Broken Wings where some bluesy influences were added.
Shedding Skin and Hooked On Life are more commercially orientated and radio/tv airplay ready. Next to that, there are also some hard hitters on the album like Bloodstain which is an aggressive song played in a Mudvayne style topped with the melodic approach of a Devin Townsend while Writings On The Walls will be enjoyed by thrash fanatics who love a good groove. The Pantera-esque Bare Knuckle Fight is a nice tarck. In a powerful song like Rebellion the musicians in Earupt express their feelings about music, rebellion for life. Finally, Heatwave can be seen as an ultimate tribute to Van Halen. Of course, it was processed through Earupt’s modern groove machine.