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Inborn Suffering : Inborn Suffering

Majestic melodic doom/death has become a big genre over the last five-six years. Much of it still holds strong ties to the Peaceville Three (My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost), but many have still matured beyond them. This demo shows some promise of just this. The similarities are clear, but it's obvious that Inborn Suffering has taken the music a step further. This includes less whiny guitars and soft riffage with a sense of grandeur to it. It's nothing that hasn't been done before, for example by band member Stéphane Peudupins’ previous effort together with Niclas Frohagen: Ningizzia. In fact, while there are minor differences between the sounds, Ningizzia is the most similar band. With me being a great fan of Ningizzia, this is a quality branding, not a criticism of lack of originality.

Like many bands do nowadays, the music includes different additional instruments like a piano and keyboards. However, the main riffage, melody, and deep growls are what dominate the music. The add-ons are just that, they add an increased aura to the music. The aura itself is well polished and gives me yet another mark of quality - goose bumps. Finally, I should point out that the recording quality is very high, as high as I'd expect it to be on the album itself.

All of the tracks here are present on the band’s debut album, 'Wordless Hope'. Hence, it might be little reason to buy this demo when you can have this and more from the album. However, this is a very promising demo of a promising band which in my ears, belongs to the top notch in the genre.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Monolith
2. As I Close My Eyes
3. Inborn Suffering

Duration : Approx. 23mins

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Reviewed on 18-11-2007 by Arnstein Petersen
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