Insidious Disease – Shadowcast

If not looking up the line-up of Insidious Disease one would assume that it's another band from the countless death metal hordes coming out of Poland. Seriously, the music on Shadowcast sounds just like anything you would expect from bands like Hate, Crionics, Quo Vadis and other similar bands. But after seeing the people involved in this project you get a bit confused. Why?

Well, if Groo (Morgoth), Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir), Jardar (Old Man's Child), Shane Embury (Napalm Death) and Tony Laureano (fuck, the list of bands is just too long, let's only mention Nile, Dimmu Borgir and Malevolent Creation to name a few) are just names for you then you're a stranger to metal and such a super-group won't pull a string in your mind. But for anyone else, such a line-up will definitely induce a rock-hard musical boner and an expectation of something really special. Insidious Disease is the side-project for one of the metal's biggest names today, and Shadowcast is their first studio album. So does the line-up really change something in terms of music?

Actually, no. As said in the beginning, the music doesn't sound anything special at all. If you don't take the time to learn who's playing on the record then you will definitely give it a single spin and forget about it. As in case of Blood Bath and other similar super-group projects, Insidious Disease is definitely a band-for-fan that lets its members escape the framework of their big bands and do something for the sake of having fun while playing metal music. The result is really good, as you would expect from such musicians, but it's not special at all. There are elements of black and thrash metal on a solid death metal foundation, which make the music sound like another Behemoth-clone from Eastern Europe. Which is not bad, but again, nothing special. Hope the guys had a great time doing this project.

1. Nuclear Salvation
2. Boundless
3. Conceived Through Hate
4. Abortion Stew
5. The Desire
6. Rituals Of Bloodshed
7. Facemask
8. Value In Flesh
9. Abandonment
Reviewer: twansibon
Nov 1, 2010

Share this: