Inert is self-described as a “two-headed monster that eats and breathes good ol’ tasty death metal.” Well, I can see that… Let me enhance this further. These two dudes worship the Entombed tone lord and sound like a pissed off Cthulhu that originates from Sweden.
While listening to the EP opener, “Fake Servant of God”, the first thing that comes to mind is Entombed. That’s not a bad thing, especially for a band that is straight out of the gates of hell. It has a solid D-beat groove and the riffs are easy to follow. The vocals are a mesh of any Swedish death metal band from the ’90s and the drums follow a predictable formula from that era as well. As with most Swedish death metal bands, the bass is an afterthought. Other than not finding their own niche, I really dig the tune.
Even though this is their virgin effort, Inert sound salty enough. These dudes know what they’re doing, can play their instruments, know how to write a catchy riff, and can capture their sound on a recording very well. Well done, dudes, well done. I’m looking forward to hearing more.
01. Fake Servant of God
02. Obliteration of the Self
03. Son of Certain Death
Run Time: 10:16
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Check out the Obliteration of the Self EP teaser