Bay Area technical/progressive death metal band Inanimate Existence are returning with a spicy album called “Underneath A Melting Sky” and they take everything you loved from the past couple of albums and focus on what makes them grand: Riffs. I am talking many different styles of riffs that are for sure to get you banging your head. Technical riffs that will impress you each and every time you listen to it. Progressive riffs that will initiate grooves that will warm your soul. Chunky palm muted death metal riffs that will snap your neck. Anything that you may have dismissed from the past couple of albums seem to be void on Underneath A Melting Sky, which is great because Inanimate Existence deserves your attention.
A really quick turn around from last year’s “Calling From A Dream”, which was released under a year ago (Sept 16th 2016), I don’t know how they came up with so many good songs in such a short time because you are getting some quality song writing on Underneath A Melting Sky. A tasteful blend of melody meshed well with technicality and grooves is profound on this record. The song writing on every single track is just brilliant. A step up from their last release, which wasn’t bad at all, this is a must listen to record.
Starting off easy before just dumping you into the fray, the song “Forever To Burn” carries you in softly then throws you against the wall as the guitars and drums pummel in and it just doesn’t really stop until the final note is hit. Inanimate Existence really pulled together on this album and wrote some great songs here. The album flows naturally without one song feeling out of place or branching out as too experimental or weird. The heaviness is present and the overlapping melodies really gives this album character and will stand out compared to the other releases this year.
A proggy technical death metal masterpiece, Inanimate Existence’s Underneath a Melting Sky is definitely a must listen to, must own album.
Release Date: August 25th 2017
Label: The Artisan Era
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