Inner Sanctum are a band from India that plays a mixture of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Legions Awake".
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some epic elements that bring in a feeling of a historical or fantasy film soundtrack and after the intro the music starts going into more of a melodic and heavy musical direction that goes for an 80's thrash metal style but done in a more modern way.
Screams and growls add the death metal influence to the recording and you can also hear a touch of groove metal in the bands musical style and the songs also bring in a decent amount of back up gang shouts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs stick to mostly a mid paced direction while also speeding up at times and bringing in a small amount of blast beats and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a more melodic fashion and a later track also brings in a small amount of clean playing.
Inner Sanctum plays a musical style that takes old school thrash and modern groove metal and mixes it in with the heaviness of death metal to create their own style, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover misanthropy, chaos, religion and turmoil.
In my opinion Inner Sanctum are a very decent sounding mixture of thrash, groove, and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wake Of Destruction" "Legions Awake" "March Of the Wounded" and "Guardian". 7/5 out of 10.