INIQUITY “Demo 2016” [Self-released 2016]
The internet is sometimes a fantastic thing. Back in the good old days you discovered new bands from friends, magazines or flyers – and it could take a good while, for a new band to get the news about a new release spread, or just the info about themselves – sometimes even so long time that the band was split up, when people started to rave about them. Now a days a band can spread info in a matter of days, or even hours if they hit the right channels from the beginning, which is fantastic, both for them and for us – as fans of good music. I discovered INIQUITY on Facebook, as one of my good Metal friends raved about about them, and made me check them out.
The band hails from Greece and plays Heavy Metal, straight ahead with a good feel and intensity. The Greek guys are following the classical Heavy Metal recipe with some good and catchy guitar riffs, some nice leads, good vocal lines with some great sing a long hooks, and some solid rhythms. There isn’t anything new under the sun, it is just done solid and with a really good drive. The musicianship is in place and the vocals are really good, raw and with nerve, but still a refined enough to be nuanced.
It will be great to follow this band into the future, as their brand of epic Heavy Metal should hit the right place for fans of this splendid genre – and if they can keep the raw nerve and energy going on future releases, it’ll make me happy. The two tracks and the cover of Canadian WITCHKILLERS ‘Cry Wolf’ is a quite nice appetizer of what to hopefully come. Though now, we just have that small thing with the band name, as we have a quite slaying Danish Death Metal band with the name of INIQUITY, we’ll need a fight till death and see who will die by the sword, or well, the chances of confusing the two or perhaps not that big, and I don’t know how big the chances of us, getting new material from the Danes are – even though it would be nice. Back to the Greeks, the demo is released in limited tape run, which should be sold out, but the material can be found on Bandcamp and Youtube, for your listening pleasure.
Find the band on Facebook here!