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Invert The Idols – Manufactured Apocalypse [REVIEW]

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Genre(s): Slam/Deathcore
Invert The Idols debut EP Manufactured Apocalypse released on February 4, 2014. It has seven songs and about 20 minutes worth of listening materials. The EP is a mix of deathcore, and slam death metal, so there is something for both lovers of their respective genre. The album is short, each song being around three minutes long, except for the third song. So, you may be able to listen through the album without even noticing you had.
The second song is “Force Fed” and the pace of the song changes a bit from the introduction to the actual song. The introduction’s pace is quite slow, but it then turns into a very upbeat and face past, in slam fashion. The pace varies throughout the entire song. The sound of the song has little to no deathcore influence, and it sounds like a pure slam death metal song, which I don’t mind. Instrumentally, all that can be heard is blast beats and guitar riffs and not much else. It is a bit slow going in some parts, but faster in others. The vocals used are low screams and high screams, but are very raw and strong sounding. The former is what is used the most in this song.
 
The next song for review is “Kings of Locusts” and it’s the fourth song from the EP. The pace of the song is a lot faster than “Force Fed,” as from the start it goes straight into a fast paced barrage of brutality. Like the previous song as well, the sound of it is mostly slam death metal with little to no deathcore influence. The instrumentals are roughly the same as well, and the same kind of vocals are used. To sum it up, there isn’t much variety from “Force Fed” when compared to this song.
Manufactured Apocalypse is a slam death metal album that lacks variety between some songs, but in others the band changes it up a bit. The difference being that some of the songs sound like slam death metal, and the others sounding more like deathcore (see “Eviscerated and Skinned”). Also, not really about the music but the EP is quite short for seven songs. Overall, Manufactured Apocalypse is a solid slam/deathcore EP that is worth the $5 price tag. So give a listen on their Bandcamp page, and if you have money lying around, pick it up!

Score: 3/5

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  • Anonymous on

    Good.


  • Anonymous on

    I will not lie I was disappointed when I first bought this. After going back and listening to it a 2nd and 3rd time, I saw the beauty, violence, and pure barbarous assault of the EP. I haven’t been able to stop blasting the “Manufactured Apocalypse” EP since I bought it. It is a nice break from all these other cliche bands that all sound the same. I must say my favorite tracks are “Hunt Kill Consume” and “Disembowel the Deviant” just because they fucking destroy. My only problem with the EP was the “Mastering”. I can’t wait for their next EP, full length or whatever it may be! I would have easily given this at least a 4/5.


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