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Inveracity Extermination of Millions

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01. Exposing the Semihumans 02. Visions of Coming Apocalypse 03. Extermination of Millions 04. Forced Prostitution 05. Shrouded in Solitary 06. Vicious Pretension 07. Behind the Walls of Derangement 08. Slavery 09. Era of Submission 10. Raped 11. Before the Uncreation
2007 Unique Leader Records
Our score 6

by Kirby Unrest
9/23/2007

After dropping a solid debut on Unmatched Brutality a couple years back, Greek death metal tribe Inveracity return with a new label but the same old sound. The latter is not necessarily bad since Inveracity create a competent mixture of classic and modern death, drawing on both European/American innovators and practitioners. Yet, I had hoped they would embrace other influences to increase their arsenal and sharpen their hooks as Circle of Perversion, their first release, had a fair amount of potential. Regardless, if one is seeking some skilled death metal material without cricket/predator vocals, progressive melody or hardcore influence, then Extermination of Millions is going to ring true. Over the duration of 11 tracks and 30 minutes, Inveracity grind on through with all the zeal found amidst the 90's Roadrunner/Earache/Combat death metal catalogs with copious double bass, monster riffs, straight up growls and lyrics about the dark side of existence in 2-3 minute chunks of bombast. Tracks like "Era of Submission," "Slavery" and the title track remind me of Immolation, while "Forced Prostitution" and "Shrouded in Solitary" mutilate with the precision of early Gorguts. "Exposing The Semihumans" and "Raped" destroy at lightning speed while "Visions of Coming Apocalypse" flat out rules. Still, with the exception of "Visions" and the final number, "Before The Uncreation" (Bolt Thrower worship defined and updated), there really isn't anything too exciting on Extermination of Millions. It's a well-played record, but amidst the confines of an increasingly tired genre there is reduced impact. As a huge fan of this death metal era, I'm stoked on Inveracity's devotion, but not always keen on their delivery. The production is perfect and elevates this album above similar bands that have bargain basement recordings in comparison. The artwork, courtesy of George Prasinis, is worth a gander and also stands admirably beside like-minded layouts. Bottom Line: Old school deathheads will eat up Inveracity's Extermination of Millions while recent converts to the glories of the past are likely to approve of this Athens act. There is serious talent here and Inveracity approach death metal with the business end of the knife; I simply wish they could find a firmer grip on the handle to make it their own.

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Puppies_need_discipline_ 9/23/2007 12:15:19 PM

first post


XOmeletX_ 9/23/2007 2:14:33 PM

I kind of want to hear this.


_atab_joey_bishop__ 9/23/2007 3:10:17 PM

third post, noke air


AzzArea_ 9/23/2007 3:37:06 PM

Saw them live before a mastodon show..Very impressive at the first two tracks and equally boring and tiring at the rest of their show. Kinda ruined the live overall.


torpor_ 9/23/2007 10:18:27 PM

great review...gluck, take note of this


holy shit_ 9/24/2007 12:03:03 AM

a review that actually says what the music sounds like. thank you, kirby.


deadwithfear_ 9/24/2007 6:17:24 AM

pretty run-of-the-mill death metal here


burzum_ 9/24/2007 9:04:37 AM

This record is kinda boring and I'll be taking it back for a refund.


Swampmotherfuckinlord_ 9/24/2007 12:59:38 PM

This album sounds almost identical to Deeds of Flesh - Reduced to Ashes. I would give it an 8/10.


Coley Thrash_ 9/24/2007 2:27:03 PM

Am I the only one that thinks Lambgoat reviewing this is strange?


tim_ 9/24/2007 3:11:31 PM

no, Coley Thrash. infact, Lambgoat thinks you're pretty strange posting here.


imsofullofbeanstoday_ 9/24/2007 6:06:37 PM

it's way better than circle. shit review.


paperbox_ 9/24/2007 8:14:20 PM

i just dropped a solid debut of unmatched brutality in the toilet, a couple of minutes ago.


Mark_ 9/25/2007 1:29:07 PM

their first cd is way better but this cd is ok


godusabo_ 10/29/2007 2:49:03 AM

Visions of Coming Apocalypse is such a great song