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ROCKET REVIEW: INFERNAEON – “Genesis to Nemesis” (CD)


Genesis to Nemesis, the new studio album from Florida’s INFERNAEON starts off with an ominous opening synth-piano piece by Keyboardist Dave Stein, which perfectly sets you the listener up for the epic onslaught of heavy metal that you are about to experience. Track two’s purely sinister sounding “First of the Fallen”, with all of its rumblings of discontent, features a wicked as all hell guitar solo and is what really convinced me that I was now on one of the darker musical thrill rides in recent memory. Vocalist Brian Werner’s frightening death rasp is placed over some majestic blackened/death guitar work by Taylor Nordberg and Steven Harger on the most stalwart tracks “Lilith Ave. Satanas” and “Legacy of Kane”. The song which I feel is one of the best of them all is track five’s brilliantly crafted “Ziasudra”. I also really enjoyed the band’s cover of METALLICA’s “Creeping Death”. Drummer Jeramie Kling and bassist Kevin Gibbons shine here as they definitely do a stellar job holding the rhythm down flawlessly on such a sacred tune.

The album was produced by Brian Elliott at Erik Rutan’s Mana Recording studio, and his deft touch seems to have proven to be just the right thing. Track seven’s “The Scar of David” is the MVP of the whole entire collection of songs, in my opinion. It’s one of the most intense and complex musical structures I think I have heard all year. The album’s last few offerings “Immaculate Deception”, “Graven Image” and “Revelations” are equally as satisfying and will surely please the most extreme fans. If you enjoy the heavy, overtly bombastic approach of names like SLAYER, MORBID ANGEL and HATE ETERNAL, you will love INFERNAEON’s Genesis to Nemesis


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INFERNAEON – “Genesis to Nemesis” (CD)

(Prosthetic Records/2010)

1. Into The N.O.X.
2. First of the Fallen
3. Lilith Ave. Satanas
4. Legacy of Kane
5. Ziasudra
6. Creeping Death
7. The Scar of David
8. Immaculate Deception
9. Graven Image
10. Revelations