When the press release spoke of comparisons to Numb, they weren't kidding. Inure possess the ability to conjure up dark soundscapes brimming over with psychosis in a way I haven't heard since Numb's 1998 album "Language of Silence". This act is quite atypical for Alfa-Matrix. There are floor songs, "Hymen" and "Suffocate", and then there are the more interesting works like "Reign", "Deception" and my personal choice for best song on the album, the deliciously morbid "Intruder".
They play by their own rules and aside from the passing Numb or Page 12 reference and the obvious approach of sound which Sam unleashed with Pulse Legion's two excellent albums, Inure are quite an unusual beast. I actually like their vocal style as it accentuates rather than drives the work on "Subversive".
The beats are not strictly straight-forward either, much variation is contained with some interesting break-downs during even the more aggressive tracks. This dense, multi-faceted yet purposeful compositional style of Inure is only now beginning to resurrect here in the States with Index AI, Out Out and just maybe, if they've been good, Mentallo and the Fixer, practicing it.
One's interest is continually held by this disc. Something which is growing increasingly rare in electronic music unfortunately. Definitely one to watch.
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