Inferum – Modern Massacre (Review)

InferumInferum are a death metal band from the Netherlands and this is their debut EP.

This is modern death metal that contains elements of both groove metal and deathcore.

The songs have a strong recording and use this to their advantage, showing off their punishing grooves and brutal rhythms to good effect.

The band seem to relish producing riffs that are both heavy and surprisingly catchy, although they’re not above blasting out some vicious speed now and again either.

Amongst the heavy riffs and general carnage there’s even the odd moment of atmosphere too, which I wasn’t expecting. It’s good to hear as it shows a band that aren’t purely dedicated to a single-minded approach to heavy music. Melody is used well in a very modern way, seeming to sit above the choppy riffs a lot of the time.

The singer’s voice ranges from growls to screams and he performs his parts well.

Inferum mix elements of Thy Art Is Murder, Decapitated, Meshuggah, Fear Factory, and Lamb of God into their sound, and they do it well. Anyone into the more modern strains of death metal and deathcore should enjoy this. Modern Massacre lives up to its name, and the songs on this release are very enjoyable.

This EP shows a lot of promise for the future, and is certainly an enjoyable listen in its own right too. I look forward to what they do next.

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