INDYUS - Ashes of Dystopia
GENRE: Death/thrash metal
LABEL: Backyard Beastbox Productions
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Indyus
The Austrian four-piece Indyus is a band that gets the inspiration from death, thrash metal and even heavy metal. It's perhaps not as brutal as what I usually review, but the songs are nonetheless very good.
The music is a blend of Bolt Thrower and early Death type of riffing mixed with some Beneath the Remains era Sepultura and Metallica. Usually I avoid this kind of mishmash of death and thrash metal, but the four Austrians are really good at doing what they do. It's all very old school, but it doesn't feel dated.
The song-writing is competent and the songs are well put together. The riffs are good and the songs are varied both in terms of tempo, riffs and vocals. Some of the songs have some moody in and outros, like on "The Dilemma". These add a lot to the personality of the music and so do the solos that commonly pop up.
The production is just right. It's crisp and rich and that is something that is a big plus. Ashes of Dystopia is in many ways conventional, but that doesn't make it less good. Indyus prove that they are a band that easily can stand on their own and don't need big label support to make a professional product. If you like death metal with a thrashy vibe, then I suggest you check out Ashes of Dystopia.