Long-running UK doom/death band INDESINENCE have always been one of the premiere UK doom/death metal bands over the near-15 years since their inception. Not since the very early days of the “Peaceville Three” (aka Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, and Anathema) has a doom/death metal band in the UK created music with such quality and class as INDESINENCE have.
INDESINENCE might have not been the most prolific of bands out of the metal scene in the UK in terms of releases, with “III” being only their third full-length album as its title refers to, but the band have always formed their own niche within the scene in which they are highly regarded within amongst their peers and have always stood on their own ground apart from what everyone else in the underground UK metal scene was doing. “III”, following the massive “Vessels Of Light And Decay”, overall is the best INDESINENCE album to date, heavier, more crushing, more atmospheric and ambient than anything the band have done with their previous two albums, “III” (which features a guest appearance by Robert Roth of Seattle cult rock legends Truly as well as a cover of The Third Bardo’s “I’m Five Years Ahead (Of My Time)” is also the most varied, diverse, and dynamic INDESINENCE album yet.
Answers the question of where Krallice would go after "Years Past Matter." Completely unclassifiable, the songs are simultaneously compact and complex. The playing and musicanship is breathtaking... "Wastes of Ocean" into "Over Spirit" being a prime example. It must also be said that Mick Barr is a badass motherfucker all over this album. "Agony in collective ignorance/Called upon by thyself/Thyself being a part of all life/In the sickness/Quarantined in pure paranoia" Pretty prophetic, right? bcb723
21st century death metal has a tough job getting "the hook" right. Brutality, technicality: there is no secret formula to that first 60 seconds but "immediate" is one tack the bold employ, and cratsmen as skilled as BI reap rewards with it. An absolute masterclass in how to deliver a debut full-length, _Starspawn_ stands among maybe half a dozen DM records that offer the same what-the-fuck-is-this? feeling that _Altars of Madness_ had upon its releease 30 years ago. Paul Schwarz