Label: Relapse Records - RR 7091 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition Orange • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Grindcore, Death Metal
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. This is a record that could satisfy the tastes of a grindcore only or death metal only fan, although veers more to the death metal side of things more often.
Even the vocals sound similar to Barney Greenway. This song, the finishing song and "The Spectator" are the three songs which show more grind influence than death metal influence. From track two onwards "Heirs To Theivery" switches to a more death metal style with grind thrown in for good measure, slower sections with more intricate death metal style riffing takes over as the main musical themes.
That is not to say that there is no grindcore from here on in, that would be blatantly false. Grind sections like intense speedy riffing and blasting do show up in all of the tracks.
Vocals show fusion between both styles, there are sections of more screeched vocals thrown in that really add to the songs. In the song "Fed To Long John Silver - Jim Weiss - Treasure Island Wolves" in particular there is really intense passage of blasting and speedy grindy riffing and screeched vocals. It's a nice contrast to the more death metal styled vocals and adds to the overall variety to be had on this record.
The vocals throughout this album are really forceful, they feel like an extra instrument on top of everything, adding an extra layer of heaviness. Lyrically "Heirs To Thievery" takes a strongly political stance, this album would definitely wet the noses of left wing radicalists of all kinds. It's clear to see how much Assuck influence Misery Index, not only have they gotten their name from an Assuck album and based their sound off of Assuck but they also take the same political stance as Assuck.
The lyrics and themes on "Heirs To Thievery" would not look out of place Assuck's release "Anticapital". Lyrically it tackles subjects such as criticisms of the United States formation in the title track to loss of individuality and governmental control in "Fed To The Wolves". Very deep and controversial topics but so keenly and intelligently written.
With Trapped - Ralph Carmichael - The Blob (And Other Creepy Sounds) To Thievery" half of the enjoyment of listening is reading the lyrics along with it. Normally I would bypass records by bands I never heard about but I felt like taking a risk and boy did it pay off, not only did this record give me more of an appreciation of deathgrind and introduce me to Assuck but it also reaffirmed my faith in extreme metal that there were bands still releasing good records now.
I know nothing of their previous discography besides knowing I want to get them, now where did I put my credit card?
If you like death metal or grindcore, or anything this band has ever released, buy this immediately. The vocals and lyrics are absolutely top-notch, the guitars and bass will blow your mind, and the drums are simply stunning. To take the album as a whole is simply the easiest way to do this properly.
The vocalist s are everything you hope your singer s will be. They convey the outrage and defiance inherent in the lyrics perfectly. The instrumentation is staggering. I have been listening to the band ever since their first release, and was still blown away.
You can get up and mosh and headbang and Embracing Extinction - Misery Index - Heirs To Thievery your living room, or you can sit with your eyes closed and Embracing Extinction - Misery Index - Heirs To Thievery it all wash over you in a wave. I cannot stress enough how precisely balanced this album is. The music is coming at you five hundred miles an hour with the intensity of a class 5 hurricane, but you are never bogged down in it.
Anywhere Hartley Quits - Keith Richards And Mick Taylor - MP3 - Звездная серия want to go, however you enjoy your metal, this album Embracing Extinction - Misery Index - Heirs To Thievery take you there and knock your socks off. Any song can be picked at random and enjoyed, but listening to the entire album is a truly wonderful experience. It is a masterpiece within its genre.
I cannot in good faith, even attempting to for the sake of The Paradise Birds - Hoe Bedoel Ie, find something I would change about this. It is a special album from a special band, and everyone who loves extreme metal should pick it up. To be honest, the bland and otherwise useless riffs and beats that Misery Index Embracing Extinction - Misery Index - Heirs To Thievery churned out in the past never really got my attention.
Sure, it was catchy, almost hypnotic, and the music as a whole was never bad; it just lacked that spice or punch that you expect in such a brutal and in-depth band as Misery Index. And it almost certainly reminded me too much of Dying Fetus even without Jason Netherton. To sit down and listen to this album in full Zoom - Various - Ferry Maats Soft Soulshow (The Ballads) to put you in a place much more evil than here.
It was like listening to Portal Aus for the first time. To review the vocals, you have to credit all the singers. Enough said about them. The guitars. The riffs on the album are solid, with the occasional out-of-timed riff that sneaks in check You Lose or Embracing Extinction.
Overall, the riffs strongly resemble that of Chimaira or Black Dahlia Murder, though lack the grove-ness of these bands. Adam Jarvis does another impeccable job behind the kit. He uses good technique, check out the short solo-like intro for Sleeping Giants for more. Brutal on drums from Jarvis; with that double-bass.
And I fucking love the sound of that snare Finally, can I point out that the message on this album is about politics, and even so should not be taken lightly. Think about this when you read the lyrics. Because this album is so based around politics I thought about leaving it.
This album is epic in the sense of the word. It is a good, solid, heavy fucking slab of pure death metal at its finest. Metal Archives loading Username Password Login. Bands alphabetical country genre Labels alphabetical country Reviews R.
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