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Inevitable End - "The Severed Inception" (CD)

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"The Severed Inception" track listing:

1. The Severed Inception (4:04)
2. Dreamsight Synopsis (3:34)
3. Embracing the Origin (4:29)
4. Persevering Incitement (4:12)
5. Collapse in Reverse (3:43)
6. Distorted (1:03)
7. Firstborn of All Dead (4:07)
8. Apprentice Luminous Acquaintance (4:13)
9. The Art of Corruption (4:40)

Reviewed by on November 17, 2009

"After a six year period of formation and development of their own sound, Inevitable End has produced a debut that is a blistering assault of heaviness and technical proficiency wrapped into one."

For those of you who heard Inevitable End’s three song EP “Reversal,” the first thing you will notice when you pop their debut full length, “The Severed Inception,” into your player is an extremely marked difference in technical ability and production. After a six year period of formation and development of their own sound, Inevitable End has produced a debut that is a blistering assault of heaviness and technical proficiency wrapped into one.

The album starts out fast and doesn’t let up. The title track, “The Severed Inception,” starts out blistering, with the vocalist barking out lyrics juxtaposed with some very proficient guitar and drum work. The music consists of an amalgamation of grinding guitars and technical riffs, obviously inspired by bands such as Origin and, in some places, are very reminiscent of Nile’s work.

The only real problem I have with this album is that some of the tempo changes are a little rocky. It also gets a little repetitive and some riffs sound recycled from other songs, but this isn’t a huge issue and is pretty typical of albums like this. My absolute favorite part of the album, though, is near the end of “Firstborn of All Dead,” where the band incorporates a very impressive melodic section, while still keeping it very brutal. I only wish that they would use more of this throughout the album.

Inevitable End has finally established a sound for themselves. While there are a few rough patches, this album is well played and very tightly produced. I can only anticipate where the band will go from here.

Highs: Very well played and tightly produced death metal.

Lows: Some tempo changes are a little rocky.

Bottom line: Well done death metal that makes for a colossal debut.

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls
4.0 out of 5 skulls


Key
Rating Description
Rated 5 out of 5 skulls Perfection. (No discernable flaws; one of the reviewer's all-time favorites)
Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls Near Perfection. (An instant classic with some minor imperfections)
Rated 4 out of 5 skulls Excellent. (An excellent effort worth picking up)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls Good. (A good effort, worth checking out or picking up)
Rated 3 out of 5 skulls Decent. (A decent effort worth checking out if the style fits your tastes)
Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls Average. (Nothing special; worth checking out if the style fits your taste)
Rated 2 out of 5 skulls Fair. (There is better metal out there)
< 2 skulls Pretty Bad. (Don't bother)