INNERHATE - Digital Embryonic Selection
Released: August, 2009 | Label: HateWorks | Rating: 7/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: HateWorks

01. Prototype 11010010
02. Bmat2 [The Gene of God]
03. Cryogenic Conservatism
04. Codified Aesthetic Modification
05. Genomatic Matrix Project
06. Biomechanical Nemesis [The Shining of Human Nature]
07. Microprotesics Substitutes
08. Dimensional Cloning

The Columbian band InnerHate plays some versatile death metal on Digital Embryonic Selection. The band mixes contemporary death metal with grind in the music. The songs are detailed and have lots of groove, breakdowns and changeups. On the whole the band doesn't try anything different, but it doesn't matter all that much. The music has enough personality to be interesting.

The song-writing is competent. I like how the band blends the brutal with lots of groovy riffs and other catchy parts. There's a good balance between the fast and the slow in the music. It doesn't hurt either that a solo or two pops up now and then. The vocals aren't all that typical as Guido almost spews out the words and now and then it's like he just talks, but it fits the songs and is something that adds personality.

Many of the songs are long, but it's not like things get repetitive or tedious. The four-piece are good at varying things, although it would be nice if some of the songs were a little shorter. The production is thick and meaty, but clear enough so nothing seems to vanish. The production as a whole goes well with the music and adds that little extra something.

There may not be a whole lot on Digital Embryonic Selection that set InnerHate apart from so many other death metal bands, but it doesn't make the music less interesting and I think Digital Embryonic Selection is an effort that despite a few shortcomings promise really well for what next to come.

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