Anyone following the journey of Nottingham thrashers Incinery over the last 18 months cannot fail to have noticed the buzz they have generated in the Midlands scene. From their dedication and commitment to playing charity events through to some tasty spots on the bigger festivals, they’ve been an ever present name in live metal, and fans and reviews alike all agree that they are a force to be reckoned with on stage. The flip side of that is that perhaps their recorded sound has been overlooked; with 2011’s Dawn of War and 2013’s Nothing Left, the band have two strong EPs that should perhaps have made more of an impact than they did. Scrub forward to 2014 and the band can now set things straight with the release of their first full length offering Dead, Bound and Buried. The album thrusts a firm stake in the ground that marks just how far Incinery have matured, and demonstrates that live graft really does develop musical craft.
‘With Strange Aeons’ introduces itself with all the overtones of a classic thrash opener, lush acoustic layers leading into machine-gun riffs and percussion, taking the listener back to an era where The Big Four were at their peak. With ‘Death May Die’ the Pantera-esque tones introduce more pace and intensity which suffuses through the next two tracks. The beautifully crisp snares and deliciously buoyant bass tones a testament to the mastery of producer Chris Tsangarides. It’s at this point the album blooms. With ‘Destroy the Gods’ and beyond Incinery carve their initials into your soul with crafted, immersive metal that has tangible depth and sophistication. The album plays out with a level of excitement and intensity that commands attention, with track after track of hook drenched heaviness, masterful riffs, overlaid with passionate, powerful vocal performances.
The album plays out with a level of excitement and intensity that commands attention, with track after track of hook drenched heaviness, masterful riffs, overlaid with passionate, powerful vocal performances.