|Review: Innerfire - In Blood We Trust|
|In Blood We Trust|
Label: Painkiller Records
Year released: 2004
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Review online: December 16, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:In Blood We Trust
Rated 2/5 (40%) (5 Votes)
Nobody can seem to agree on what kind of band Innerfire is: they get classed as Doom, Death, and Black Metal with equal frequency. Sometimes that means a band is like Root or Usurper and is just too primal to be categorized. The case with Innerfire, however, is that they are not really anything especially. They have deathy vocals that sometimes verge into more BM-style screeches. They play generally slower or mid-paced riffing with inaudible drums and a lot of bad synths poured over it all. I'm going to call them Melodic Death because a strong influence here is obviously Eternal Tears of Sorrow and other atmospheric ‘extreme' bands.
This EP isn't terrible, but it isn't good at all either. The riffs are pedestrian and repeat a lot more than they should, the vocals are undistinguished, and the production is awful. Listening to this I would have sworn the album was recorded at least ten years ago – that is how dated and muffled the sound is here. The keys have this peppy Enya ‘bloop bloop bloop' style that is totally at odds with any kind of dark atmosphere, which they obviously want to create but really fail at. Overall this album is just a non-event, and listening to it may just be slightly annoying, but it is a complete waste of time.
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