|Review: Innerfate - Unleashed|
Year released: 2009
Genre: Gothic Metal
Review online: June 29, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Innerfate is made up of three guys who got fired from Forever Slave and decided they were not happy with that. Thus they have put together a new band that sounds pretty much exactly like Forever Slave. Now, I have never thought much of Forever Slave, so I was not really panting to hear this, but it is pretty decent. This is what has come to be called "Gothic Metal" for better or worse. It features groovy guitar rhythms, heavy use of keys, poppy vocal melodies with a female vocalist, and occasional harsh vocals. The guitars are pretty much a wash here, as the riffs are all just rhythmic with no real melody or dynamic, plus they are mixed firmly in the background. Vocalist Mara has a smooth, sensual voice reminiscent of the late Sabine Dunser, and she performs with the required charisma. The harsh vocals are very hardcoreish and go a long way towards ruining the proceedings with how bad they suck. So in the end we have an album of okay music with some fine singing and far too much flirting with hardcore/mallcore. I find this mostly inoffensive, but its value to metal fans is pretty much nil.
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