Brute Force (album)

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Brute Force
Brute Force album cover (2016).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1, 2016
GenreHardcore techno, ambient, trance, breakbeat, IDM, progressive metal
Length45:57
LabelFiXT Music
ProducerRémi Gallego
The Algorithm chronology
Octopus4
(2014)
Brute Force
(2016)
Compiler Optimization Techniques
(2018)
Singles from Brute Force
  1. "Floating Point"
    Released: January 30, 2016
  2. "Pointers"
    Released: March 9, 2016

Brute Force is the third studio album by French guitarist Rémi Gallego under musical moniker The Algorithm. The album was released on April 1, 2016, and is the first to be released via FiXT Music.

Background[edit]

Promotional video single "Floating Point" was announced through Metal Hammer on January 30, 2016[1] with a remix released on the band's official blog the following month.[2] On March 9, 2016 Metal Underground premiered the music video for “Pointers” along with the track listing for the album. Commenting on the release, Gallego stated the track was “one of my favorite [songs] so far.”[3] The same day the album was made available for pre-order on the band’s website with various bundle options. Some bundles included a MIDI version of the album on a floppy disk.[4][5] On March 30, 2016, two days before official release, the full album was streamed with Metal Hammer accompanied by Gallego's track-by-track analysis of the album.[6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
It Djents9/10[7]
Metal Hammer4/5 stars[8]
The Musical Melting Pot91%[9]
The MonolithPositive[10]
New Noise Magazine4/5 stars[11]

Upon its release, the album gained generally positive reviews from metal publications. Paulo Bodriguez of The Monolith gave the album a positive review, stating "The Algorithm...have clearly found their own unique style and sound", while referring to the floppy disk pre-orders as a "cheeky sense of self-awareness".[10] Nicholas Senior of New Noise Magazine, when observing the progression of The Algorithm's sound, stated "we hear the band hitting a sweet spot down the middle, with an album that is equally comfortable executing really interesting electronic passages and hard synths as it is hitting the blast beats and post-Meshuggah riffs hard."[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Rémi Gallego, except "Deadlock" by Rémi Gallego and Igorrr.

No.TitleLength
1."Boot"3:27
2."Floating Point"5:07
3."Pointers"4:39
4."Brute Force"5:21
5."Userspace"6:15
6."Shellcode"4:24
7."Hex"5:03
8."Deadlock" (featuring Igorrr)2:33
9."Rootkit"4:47
10."Trojans (Hard Mode)"4:21
Total length:45:46

Personnel[edit]