Inanimate Existence are a band from California that plays a very brutal and technical form of death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "A Never Ending Cycle Of Atonement" which will be released by Unique Leader Records.
A very dark and distorted sound starts of the album along with some synths that bring a very ambient and symphonic sound to the recording as well as some tribal style instruments being used in the intro and after the intro the music starts going into a more heavy and brutal technical death metal and direction.
Vocals utilize both deep growls and growls and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and the leads sound very progressive and melodic which also b rings a perfect balance between the brutality this music creates an d when clean sections are utilized you can hear elements of jazz music in their musical sound.
Some of the tracks go pass the 5 minute mark which also brings in a more epic death metal feeling at times and the band also uses a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts to keep the music away from being boring or stagnant and at times acoustic guitars, folk instruments along with melodic female vocals are added into the album in certain sections which gives the music a more ritualistic and shamanistic edge while the main focus is still on a more technical and brutal variation of death metal.
As the album progresses classical music style musical instruments also start mixing in with the heavier sound of the music along with the synths from the intro making a return and adding a progressive rock feeling to the recording and the music also gets more diverse as the album progresses.
Inanimate Existence create a very original style of technical death metal which is still very brutal but also utilizes many different style of instruments which adds a more exotic and esoteric flavor tho the musical sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover metaphysical, shamanism and occultism themes.
In my opinion Inanimate Existence are a very great sounding brutal, technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Omen" "The Rune of Destruction" and "Out Of Body Experience". 8 out of 10.