Polluted Inheritance where a band from the Netherlands that played a very early form of technical death metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Betrayed" which was re-issued in 2013 by Vic Records.
"Intro" begins with 16 seconds of sound effects.
"Forgotten Cause" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and then the riffing starts adding in some melody while also bringing in the deep death metal growls and a minute later guitar solos and leads start coming in and out of the song.
"Mental Connection" begins with some technical guitar and bass riffs along with some drums before going into a heavier direction and also adding in some growls and after awhile the music starts speeding up a bit while also bringing in a small amount of guitar leads.
"Elimination" begins with some sound effects before adding in some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which lead to the growls kicking in a few seconds later and as the song moves on the drumming starts getting alot more powerful which leads to some guitar leads kicking in and out.
"Betrayed" begins with some technical guitar and bass riffs along with some drums before speeding up a bit and adding in some growls but for the most part staying in a mid paced direction and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
"Emptiness" begins with some technical guitar leads, bass guitars and drums and a few seconds leader the music goes into a heavier direction with the guitar riffs and growls and after awhile there the lead guitars and solos make a return for a few seconds and towards the end the guitar riffing starts a dding melody in certain sections.
"Drowning (In Faith)" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which lead to the growls making their presence known and a minute later there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized and towards the end the music starts speeding up for a few seconds.
"Indulge" begins with some heavy guitar riffs, drums and growls before adding in some melody and powerful bass playing while also remaining heavy all at the same time and a couple of minutes later there is a brief use of clean guitars being utilized and then the music speeds up and adds in some blast beats but focusing more on the mid paced elements as well as bringing in some guitar leads and solos to the mix which then leads to the music going into a more technical direction as well as bringing in more fast parts.
"Never To Be Free" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums before going into a faster direction and adding in some blast beats and then switching back and forth between mid paced and fast parts.
"Need Me" begins with some technical guitar leads, bass guitars and drums and a few seconds later the growls start kicking in as well as some heavy rhythm guitar riffs and a few minutes later the leads make a return to the music and also add in some melodic elements.
"My Voice" begins with some heavy and technical guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and a few seconds later growls start making their presence known and as time goes by the music gets alot heavier along with a brief use of faster riffing and blast beats which also leads to some guitar solos and leads.
"Outro" begins with some synths and acoustic guitars which utilize some finger picking and full chords.
Song lyrics cover philosophical and emotional themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound for the decade it was recorded and you can hear all of the musical; instruments that are present on this album.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Polluted Inheritance and if you are a very of early technical death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Forgotten Cause" "Betrayed" "Drowning (In Faith)" and "My Voice". RECOMMENDED BUY.