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Indestructible Noise Command – Black Hearse Serenade Review

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Released by: Ferocious Records

Release Date: October 21 2014

Genre: Thrash Metal

Links:  http://incband.com/

 

Line Up:

Anthony Fabrizi – Guitar

Samuel Roon -Bass

Dennis Leeflang – Drums

Dennis Gergely -Vocals

Eric Barath -Guitar

 

Tracklist:

Stirring the Flock
Sainted Sinners
Cyanide & Whiskey
Organ Grinder
Black Hearse Serenade
The Lies We Devour
Lucky #7
Invite This Plague
No Turning Back
Love like Napalm

 

I.N.C. from Connecticut formed in 1985 released 2 albums before splitting in 1990 and then reformed in 2010. This is their second full length since returning.  This is an adventurous concept album which tells the tale of “a broken man, his congregation of runaways, junkies and lost souls and a murderous path to finality. A childhood filled with embarrassment and shame, born of religious zealotry and an overbearing mother, that broken child has now become a man.”

The Band certainly have a style  which is not of a modern take on metal but harks back to more what was happening around the time of the early 90s. It is a more modern take on thrash which for the most part sounds like a refined Exhorder, less speed and chaos and more direct. Opening track “Stirring the Flock” sets the scene with a thrashing riff and full tilt double bass with spat lyrics which criss cross each other complete with gang style vocals, stylistically it would not be out of place on “The Great Southern Trendkill”. “Cyanide and Whiskey” takes the pace down with a slow brooding riff complete with a more tempered vocal style. The production has let the bass drums tend to override the riffs at times which is a bit distracting but gives a real sense of tightness with the other instruments.

The album is a competent stomp through old thrash ground meshed with a more modern and crisp production value. Many bands have tried to emulate what went before and failed, I.N.C. have succeeded in capturing a market that has been empty for too long. The closer on this album “Love like Napalm” is a brooding power ballad with beautiful acoustic work and memorable guitar leads that will I am sure become an anthem not too far down the road. A well produced and interesting album and will hold its own against the young bucks out there. Pick this up to satisfy that thrash old school metal mix that sometimes you just need.

 

Written by David McCallum

Ratings    David    8/10

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  1. What a great album, one of the best metal releases I’ve heard in a while. Loved their older stuff but this CD absolutely crushes!

     

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