Inner Misery - _Perpetual Sadness_
by: Alain M. Gaudrault (not rated)
This professionally packaged demo features three originals, and a cover of Black Sabbath's "Electric Funeral". Formerly known as Misery, the band plays a style of metal which incorporates speed, power, and death metal. I've read a handful of articles on these guys, all praising their approach and style. Unfortunately, I can't really do that as well. Granted, after a number of listens, it got better, but I just found the music too dry and the musical proficiency too low. They aren't bad musicians, in fact they introduce a variety of time changes and elements that could possibly be deemed as being "technical", but I found no cohesion in the various riffs, and little musically that keeps me coming back. The near-death-yet-understandable vocals weren't to my liking, although the vocalist on this recording is no longer in the band, which means that aspect may improve in future recordings. A sore point for me is the Sabbath cover, seeing as I'm such a huge Black Sabbath fan. Their rendition adds nothing new, and sounds rather empty, although the last point may simply be a matter of low production quality. This may be of interest to fans of Deceased, another band who plays a form of death-influenced speed metal, which just doesn't turn me on.

Contact: INNER MISERY, 160 George Street #1414

(article published 14/3/1996)

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