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Beneath Dead Waves - Inertia

Beneath Dead Waves
by YngwieViking at 27 February 2014, 2:21 PM

Released in January 18th, “Inertia” is a strange beast, a mix of hyper sophisticated musical composition, cleverly crafted and versed in deep sadness or maturated with a spontaneous savage burst of juvenile angst.

Those guys from this new band from UK holds a real interesting method in their art of blasting our ears, very progressive in the intricate behavior, sometimes crawling in a deep ambient thick layer and finally uplifting their sound with ultra-aggressive guitar layers to an unexpected climax, a little bit at a time, until the ultimate tornado that will irremediably blows everything, truly Progressive in fact.

The opening track alone “Nemacyst” is worth the buying of the entire album , insanely passionate with ultra-syncopated patterns, that leads to an odd groove, technical to the max, I heard many Hevy Devy's references and an obvious focus in: damaging your brain in a red hot down tuned aggression and a well hidden, lush melodic hook.

The vocals lines are very detached in a duality of style: depressive wrath versus demented fury, a bipolar two oldness that reveal a true cyclothymic disorder almost Schizophrenic in places.

The remaining songs are more than interesting but it’s more demanding and less rewarding as sometimes the recipe is pushed a little too far in my opinion, you can experience a feeling of "behind left on the side of the road”, a little too obscure or hermetical… The whole is happily diluted and strongly updated by sudden explosion of shredding, and a few lead guitars in high velocity mode plus some episodic but entertaining epileptic screams and staccato vocals formula.

The seventh track is another pearl, indeed “A Life Worth Taking “ is taking the album again to the early running order style, another remarkable peak with once more a delicate balance between violence and technicity with an absolute triumphal finish.

“Inertia“ is a tidal wave of mind aggression, a very attractive  debut and another album that needs to be studied carefully with as much time as BENEATH DEAD WAVES had spent countless hour in its creation.

4 Star Rating

1. Nemacyst
2. Delirium
3. Deliriant
4. Inertia
5. You Were Nothing
6. Imperfect
7. A Life Worth Taking
8. Suppressional
Joey Draper - Vocals
Doug Cartwright - Guitar
Matt Reeves - Guitar
Chad McCamlie - Bass
Leigh Costanza - Drums
Record Label: Independent


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