Deem Index – Vain Void
Instrumentation is the highlight of this EP, wicked riffs and stellar drumming is what drives this record with thriving harmonies and riffs picked appropriately from each influence the band has with melodic riffs, thrash riffs, death riffs etc. Vocals as mentioned before, sound very Carcass orientated with the raspy shouts prominent through every song, I had no problem at all with this vocal style however it would’ve been nice to throw some lows in there, the song ‘Hybernesia’ however involves some clean vocals which was a nice touch to the melodic side of the band and fit in well with the overall appeal of the album.
This album is an awesome mesh of multiple sub genres with not necessarily anything to new offer, but a kickass experience to listen to start to finish. The band’s Facebook offers a quote describing them accurately which is “metal, nothing more, nothing less”.