INHUMAN - LAST RITES CD
With a slew of releases under their belts, it was no surprise to find this a quality release. The fact that they've been going since 1995, experience shows and I've found their latest CD to be quite a mature CD. With that, I certainly don't mean boring. Certainly not, no, more of a confidence to showcase a variety of styles and the ability to execute these songs to the highest calibre. Listening to the opening track 'Last Rites' you would easily be tricked into thinking that this is a CD full of open E chords and harsh metal core. But by the time the last chord of 'The Lost' fades out, you'll have been on a roller coaster of sounds, words and emotionds. There are plenty of up beat catchy punk anthems, alongside straight up hardcore tunes and in between and round about doses of melodic hardcore tunes, boasting timeless riffage and a guitarist who knows his way around a fretboard. Michale Scondotto vocals jump easily into the different ranges to fit each songs, going from screams of pain to poetic soothing singing and gnarly spitting punk. Good lyrics too, which are a range of emotions and views on how their lives are. So if you like EARTH CRISIS, DAGNASTY, FEAR, BAD RELIGION, AGNOSTIC FRONT, SICK OF IT ALL etc, then you are in for one hell of a party.