Into Darkness – Sinister Demise (death metal album review)
German’s Into Darkness have been at it since 1995, and have managed to keep it together through all of the ups and downs they’ve endured, and “Sinister Demise” is proof that sticking around for so long pays off big.
This new album is a lesson in old school grinding death metal and is executed with the highest level of perfection and wickedness found on a death metal record. The vocals have that early Monstrosity “Imperial Doom” feel to them and musically has influences from Immolation and Gorguts. There are plenty of killer tempo changes, which only add to the album’s overall brutal and darkened vibe.
When you listen to a band of Into Darkness’ level of professionalism, you get psychotic guitar riffs, rhythms, and muscle traumatizing drum passages trampling over you. Now, this is what I call a savage style of death metal that just does not let up, while you’re being pummeled into the ground mercilessly.
The production on this album is pretty good, as all of the instruments and vocals come out balanced, and definitely get the message across to the listener. There are ten cuts of bestial brutality here, with some scorchers coming in the shape of “Throne Of A Thousand Miseries”, “Suspended Insanity” and “Suffering A Reality” to name a few. Just as sinister the song titles sound, the music is a 100 times more potent in its unearthly energy.
Into Darkness is not doing anything original with their brand of death metal, but the band sticking to their guns and pulling out a monster of release speaks volumes of their sinister vision. Check it out and watch your sinister demise unfold before your eyes. Rising Nemesis Records Sarjoo Devani