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Inherit The Downfall

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Inherit The Downfall
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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2008
Label: Self Released
Genre: Death, Groove, Thrash
1. IED
2. Fearpath
3. Image
4. Mind Ruin
5. Face Of Pain
6. Last Minute
7. Inherit The Downfall
8. Failure State
9. Syntropy
10. Manic Aggression
11. Witness In The Shroud
12. J69

Review by JD on November 22, 2008.

What has the fury of a High-tech fighter jet, the explosiveness of a truck full of nitroglycerin and a ‘don’t give a f**k’ attitude that literally grabs you by the family jewels and squeezes really hard? What in the hell am I talking about, your probably asking? Simply put... I am describing exactly what the Arizona band Fracture Point sounds like.

This is a band that does not waste time getting down to business, taking that path of all or nothing straight into your face. Right from the start, this no nonsense band leaps out at you, and makes you listen whether you want to or not. For most, you end up really listening to them.

Wonderfully savage guitar work (Matt Hobart) knocks around the mind while the cascade of furious growls and spat vocal from the vocalist, Ben Rosputni, show equal amounts of viciousness and amazing intelligent in one. Bassist( and piano player) Matt Bond and Drummer Dan Ammon round out the line-up of Fracture Point... setting the stage for the most the aggressive band of thrashers in a very long time.

Songs like the mind boggling ‘IED’ seem to have a life of its own as it thunders out , but when you get to the song ‘ Mindruin’ and its very haunting overtures drags you in and then simply beats the hell out of you with it’s mid-pace attack. Inherit the Downfall is stellar, completely uncompromising and just makes you yearn for more from the band.. It surprised the hell out of me that these guys are not signed on to a major label yet... but I don’t think it will take long either. One listen, and that is clear as glass.

This four piece unit collectively packs a hell of a punch like no other at this point... ripping and clawing at your very soul while at the same time it soothes your metal heart with it’s complex yet titanic music. There are shades of early Sepultura, even some Slayer and Pantera mixed in with Death Metal overtones as well, so pinning down what to call them is hard. I will make it easier to know just what to call them. They are simply Fracture Point... damned good metal!

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 10
Atmosphere: 10
Production: 9
Originality: 9
Overall: 9

Rating: 9.4 out of 10