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Review: Inlaid Rust - Machinery In The Dark
Inlaid Rust
Machinery In The Dark

Label: Independent
Year released: 2007
Duration: 19:55
Tracks: 3
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: July 24, 2007
Reviewed by: Lars Christiansen
Readers Rating
Machinery In The Dark

Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)

Another review from me, and surprise surprise; another one man black metal outfit(!). Thankfully Inlaid Rust manage to keep away from the majority of tedious drones and tones by adding an (un)-healthy dose of Blut Aus Nord, V.E.G.A, The Axis of Perdition and early glimmers of Abruptum to their sound, not to mention a few touches of old school 2nd wave black metal into their melting pot.

Incorporating the usual sturm und drang urgency, this demo certainly shows a fair amount of promise in its droning, twisted otherworldly unstable atmospheres – in fact, unstable is the best word to describe the music on offer – and that's meant in the most black metal friendly way possible. Sounding at times like the soundtrack to utter insanity by the way of slowly bent chords chocked out amongst drums that run amok, distorting reality in the form of doomy, slow cracks of musical emission, like the sheering of steel cogs against teeth, malleable drips of melting flesh sizzling on hot rocks, and the invocation of endless other perverted visions of lunacy.

So, another demo showing well above average quality, not to mention immeasurable shards of crystalline black matter which rain down on you upon listening. Given time to ferment this darkened audio monstrosity in future releases will no doubt continue to improve, and most importantly, impress. Pretty good.

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