Intrinsic - _Closure_
(Teichiku/Metal Mania Records, 1995)
by: Adrian Bromley (
While Phoenix, Arizona-based quintet Intrinsic may be heading backwards (to some degree - much like other Arizona outfit Wardogs) with their 80's-ish thrash metal sound, the introduction of hard rock/metal tones scattered throughout the record allow the songs to breathe some form of excitement. Singer Lee Dehmer has this sort of cocky, brashness to his vocal styling and when backed by some serious guitar shredding by guitarists Garrett Craddock and Michael Mellinger and a pretty solid rhythm section the music sounds large and in charge. Though the band dips and radiates some variety in _Closure_, the remainder of the record is just solid clumps of thrash metal. Standouts? "Falling In," "The Wheel," "Visceral" and "Brutally Frank."
(article published 8/12/1996)
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