Liberation Through Hearing
Review by JD on February 5, 2013.
I have not heard too many Technical Death Metal albums lately that has blown my mind. It seems that Tech Death has become a bit stagnant by what I am hearing, that was until I heard a new band that made me change my mind.
California Death newcomers Inanimate Existence took their love of bands like Necrophagist and Bloodbath, topped off with even more technique playing and added in pure melody - the results blow my mind. Without being over the top or sounding like they were just showing off for showing off sake, this band demonstrates you can make this style of metal with massive amounts of melody and still execute some of the best extreme music at the same time.
With a wall of heavy riffs, this band explodes out with surprising music that breathed life into my melancholy on Tech Death Metal. Melodic, powerful and tight... this is it. From the surprising opening of 'Dharmakaya' to the final bloody riff of 'Awaken' - this is the perfect example of Technical Death Metal i've heard in a while, and I think this might have topped many peoples expectations... especially mine.
I have been a fan of Bloodbath for a while now and now I can say that I am a fan of Inanimate Existence. For a young up and coming band such as this, gotta say that this is such amazing stuff that I am speechless. I completely see a clear future of total metallic domination for years to come, even after such an impressive debut album. With this much talent and drive that this band has... they will dominate.
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Rating: 10 out of 10