Inevitable End - The Severed Inception

Published Friday 7th January 2011
Inevitable End - The Severed Inception
Inevitable End - The Severed Inception

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 103186-17418
LABEL: Relapse

Reviewed by Christian Cunningham

Having been signed to the excellent Relapse Records, this hotly anticipated release amongst those in the know really doesn't disappoint. Considerably more proficient than their earlier released material, this is for fans of Job For A Cowboy and Whitechapel. Inevitable End sound akin to a lorry full of metallic objects meeting a speeding train head on, and yet it's all so splendidly tight it really is a joy, whipping up a pure frenzy; third track "Embracing The Origin" has a shockingly good ending section of discordant guitar riffing that would completely slay pits the world over given the chance. That is, if anyone is still standing after the drum salvos of Joakim Malmborg, who sounds as if he has at least seven limbs to be able to hit so much. Andres Gerden's vocals go from painful, raw-throated shouting to commanding roar in the blink of an eye, keeping it varied and interesting. The guitars are frenetic, discordant, growling, squealing animals in the hands of Bertilsson and Ylenstrand, and sound like they are trying to catch the guitars for return to filthy enclosures rather than play on them. Exciting ideas abound all over the tracks on show here, but standout tracks have to be the aforementioned "Embracing The Origin", "Dreamsight Synopsis" with its walls of sound punctuated by phenomenally tight, precision guitar riffing, and "The Art Of Corruption" that closes the record with a rather simplistic riff but one that is recycled through many different forms and multiple drum patterns to create a section oozing creativity and musicality. Inevitable End are exciting and accomplished and 'The Severed Inception' is simply an excellent CD for fans of all things brutal.

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