The Fifth Season
Review by JD on June 3, 2009.
This Grind/Death Metal band hailing from Strasbourg, France certainly has made a huge name for themselves in their homeland and abroad as well, by all of the things I have read so far. They seem to be a band that is screaming out to be heard and not to be ignored... and if you don’t pay attention, they will certainly make you! On the album "The Fifth Season"... I heard them, I listened and now it is my job to tell you!
Each album Inhumate have to date is pointed out to be a part of a much bigger concept scheme set around the meaning of life and the abolition of time (pretty heavy stuff)... this opus is number five out of the planned seven. All I have right now is this one to go by, so I will just go on the albums solo merits... and wait for the day that I hear the others to fully appreciate what they are trying to do.
They are, as their style predicts, grindingly heavy and very unmerciful as their songs literally trample you with it’s sheer strength and bludgeoning qualities. They are not shy or retiring... they will sonically slit your throat and wait for you to bleed out. They seem to have more intelligence that other bands... but take into consideration that the have this large of a concept... it is something to behold.
Aggressive to the point of being diabolic, while having this overwhelming power matched up with the fact that they are completely unabashed with their own talent... they are that type of band that takes charge and does not care one bit. They will teach you their own meaning of life, and you WILL listen!!
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.3 out of 10